Gender issues in HONDURAS

29 Mar

Honduras


Population:
8.1 million
Sex ratio:
1.01 male(s)/female
Key issues:

  • violence against women
  • Rape (“public crime”)

Laws:

  • The Constitution of Honduras prohibits all forms of discrimination and federal legislation makes clear reference to equality for men and women.
  • feminist movement in Honduras grew significantly in the 1980s and 1990s, and paved the way for the adoption of several laws favorable to women.

Government’s responses:

  • National Women Institute
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