Project profile — Strengthening the Promotion, Monitoring and Respect for the Rights of Women and the LGBT Community


OHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (41313)
2018-02-20 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Honduras (100.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (10.00%)
Human rights (15160) (30.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (60.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the respect of human rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Honduras. The project focuses on building a better human rights culture by raising awareness about human rights, advocating for respect of human rights and raising the capacity to claim these rights at national, regional and international levels. Project activities include: (1) organizing awareness campaigns for the public on basic concepts of human rights; (2) leading education activities targeted especially to women and the LGBT community; (3) conducting training sessions on human rights for journalists including through debates on key human rights issues; and (4) working with women’s rights and LGBT civil society organizations to raise their capacity to engage with regional and international human rights mechanisms. These activities are conducted with LGBT and women’s rights organizations as critical partners to ensure that community mobilization efforts achieve transformative change for women and LGBT persons. The project also aims to support the Honduran government in its efforts towards enhancing the effectiveness of the newly established national human rights protection mechanism, especially regarding the protection of women and LGBT human rights defenders.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased awareness of human rights and how to exercise and claim these rights, especially for women, girls and members of the LGBT community; (2) increased capacity of civil society to advance and respond to the rights and needs of women, girls and members of the LGBT community; and (3) increased capacity of Honduran institutions to strengthen the human rights infrastructure in favour of the protection of the rights of women, girls and LGBT persons.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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