Since 1983, Proyecto Aldea Global has been promoting sustainability in all of its development programs in central and western Honduras. We especially focus on the formation of human infrastructure whereby the capacities of families, local governments, and civil society organizations are strengthened in order to build just, peaceful, and productive communities.
Established in 1999, PAG's Deborah Program carries out actions to prevent and reduce the incidence of domestic violence by offering free counseling services and legal guidance to victims and survivors in order to ensure that equal justice is applied and that their human rights are protected. Other services provided include couples therapy and arrangements for alimony support. This initiative led to the opening of local municipal offices for women (OMM).
In 2016, we expanded our scope of work to include activities to promote and defend the human rights of individuals and groups in vulnerable situations, mainly women, children, adolescents, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those with HIV. These groups face discrimination, exclusion, and inequalities due to social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors.
By implementing a capacity-building approach, we equip the local governments, state institutions, and civil society organizations in legal and psychosocial topics to help them exercise their functions and respond to human rights violation cases. Additionally, frequent activities are carried out to raise awareness and to educate the local population on aspects related to human rights.
Our area of influence includes 21 municipalities in Comayagua County, 6 municipalities in Santa Barbara county, and 2 municipalities in Cortés county, reaching a population of more than 130,000 persons directly and indirectly.
This year, PAG’s Deborah Program was recognized for its valuable work in carrying out actions to promote, defend, and strengthen human rights in Honduras, receiving the National Prize for Human Rights by the National Commissioner for Human Rights (CONADEH) in Honduras. These efforts have been possible thanks to the contribution of generous donors who have partner with us in our commitment to inform and educate Hondurans about their rights and duties, and to strengthen the capacities of the local government, operators of justice, and civil society organizations to address cases of human rights violation.
Chet (PAG's executive director) and Rony (Deborah Program coordinator), receiving the National Prize for Human Rights by CONADEH.
PAG's Deborah staff includes 3 law professionals and a professional in pyschology.
Honduras is taking significant steps in the promotion and defense of human rights, and we must continue to advocate for the interests of children, youth, women, older adults, people with disabilities, those with HIV, and other populations that are in vulnerable situations.
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