Fight against human trafficking and exploitation in Honduras : a workshop to evaluate the current situation

IBCR members are currently on a mission in Honduras as part of our project to combat trafficking and exploitation of persons, especially women and children. As the first step of this project is to take stock of the current situation in the country (a “baseline study”), we are currently in the preliminary phase of collection of data related to this fight.

To this end, the IBCR organized a workshop on 18 and 19 June in Tegucigalpa, the country’s capital, to gather information on existing initiatives and responses to combat trafficking in persons in order to take a picture of the current situation in Honduras. 35 people attended the meeting, including representatives of public institutions such as the Anti-Trafficking Unit of the Honduran Police, the judiciary, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education. Civil society organizations were also represented, such as the National Chamber of Tourism CANATHURS and the “Calidad de vida” association. The information collected will be used to analyse the current state of affairs and consider possible paths for improvement, and then move on to the implementation phase of the project with the actors involved.


This project in Honduras, which began in 2019 and will run until 2022, aims to improve the Honduran authorities’ response to human trafficking at the institutional and community level. Its main objective is to strengthen the current system for responding to trafficking and exploitation of human beings, led by the Inter-Institutional Commission Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (CICESCT), and its members (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Prosecutor’s Office, the judiciary or the Police Force) both nationally and locally.

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