The ongoing fight against human trafficking in Honduras

Honduras anti trafficking

Our pluriannual project to combat trafficking in persons and children in Honduras is well underway and entering its third year. Despite the difficulties encountered during COVID, the project team in Tegucigalpa continues its training and awareness-raising activities.

The beginning of the year was marked by the resumption of training activities with our partners in the field, including the preparation of training of trainers for our partners.

What is the training of trainers (ToT)?

Within the framework of its projects, the IBCR prepares training workshops for selected sectors such as the security forces, social or justice sector personnel, etc. The training courses are prepared together with our partners in a sustainable way in which the partner can train existing professionals as well as future recruits. To this end, the IBCR prepares a “training kit”, presented during the training of trainers, which includes the course material but also a whole methodology so that trainers can be able to transfer knowledge during and after the project. The first trainings given by these trainers are co-supervised by the IBCR, and the following ones are managed by the partner directly.

Formation CICESCT HondurasTrainings of trainers have already started with the Inter-institutional Commission against Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (CICESCT), and others are in preparation for officials of the Ministry of Labour as well as for the police and the judiciary.

In addition, numerous training and awareness-raising activities have been carried out recently with our civil society partners who are in direct contact with the people most affected by human trafficking, i.e. girls and women, the Afro-Honduran population, and the LGBTQ community. Several sessions were held to better equip them in the prevention of human trafficking.


In April, two short 6-month projects were launched by civil society organisations to prevent trafficking in persons and children in particularly affected areas of the country. The IBCR supported the development and implementation of these projects and financially supports the initiatives.

Read more about these two projects.

Also, a video aimed at children and teenagers has been produced by the project and will be shared in our trainings. It will be shared publicly by our partners and will help spread a prevention message specifically adapted to young people.

More information on the project in Honduras