Equal Access to Justice for Women in Honduras

  • Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
  • Testing Country :Honduras
  • Testing Period :15 months
  • Amount :$234,500

Sombrilla International Development Society tested the concept of a “mobile legal clinic” offering legal and support services to local women facing gender-based violence in Honduras. This innovation seeks to empower women and girls in their ability to protect their rights, in particular the right to a life free of violence. This was accomplished by raising awareness and increasing knowledge with community members on gender-based violence and by offering women and girls improved opportunities to engage with the legal system. Through this innovation, women who are victims of gender violence were given effective mechanisms for access to legal and psychological assistance in order to guarantee their physical and emotional integrity, within a framework of justice and equity.

Innovator Video

Canadian SMO : Sombrilla International Development Society
Local Partner(s) : Organismo Cristiano de Desarrollo Integral de Honduras (OCDIH )
Region : Latin America
Theme : Social Justice & Human Rights

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