emergency situation in Honduras

 

CAWN is seriously concerned about the political crisis in Honduras, the accusations and actions against the President, Manuel Zelaya, the civil society organisations -in particular the safety of the women’s rights activists and our partners, and the continued violation of human rights, the rule of law and the democracy of Honduras.

 

Resolutionsinternational news and responses for Honduran women

International Delegation is Spotlighting Honduran Women's Voices
Source: JASS (17 August 2009)
The international delegation is convening a local and virtual Observatorio (Feminist Transformation Watch) from August 17 to 21 in Honduras to shed light on women's rights violations that are occurring under the de facto regime.

The Honduras coup is a sign: the radical tide can be turned
Source: the Guardian (12 August 2009)
If this were Burma or Iran the assault on democracy would be a global cause celebre. Instead, Obama is sitting on his hands.

Apparel brands speak out on Honduran coup
Source: Maquila Solidarity Network (28 July 2009)
Apparel brands with production in Honduras, including Adidas Group, Nike Inc. and GAP Inc., released a joint letter sent to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "calling for the restoration of democracy in Honduras" following the June 28th military coup.

Honduran Women at Forefront of Resistance to Coup
Source: New America Media (22 July 2009)
Apparel brands with production in Honduras, including Adidas Group, Nike Inc. and GAP Inc., released a joint letter sent to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "calling for the restoration of democracy in Honduras" following the June 28th military coup.

Urgent Regional Call for Action Demands the Return to Democracy in Honduras:  “We Are All Honduras, We Are in Resistance!”
Source: Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network (22 July 2009)
LACWHN shares a special solidarity with all Honduran women, with women social leaders, with rural women and women students, workers and professionals, who at great risk to their personal safety and physical integrity continue to steadfastly oppose the destitution of the legitimately elected government.


Resolutionsinternational community

OAS Resolution on the political crisis in Honduras
Source: OAS News (1 July 2009)
The Organisation of American States (OAS) has adopted a resolution strongly condemning the coup d’etat in Honduras and has set a deadline of 72 hours for the immediate and unconditional return of President Manuel Zelaya and the restoration of democracy and the rule of law.

UN Resolution condemning coup d'État in Honduras
Source: UN News Centre (30 June 2009)
The General Assembly of the United Nations approved a Resolution condemning the coup d'État in Honduras and giving its support to the legitimate Government of the President Zelaya. It makes a call to the nations of the world “to recognize no Government other than that of the Constitutional President Manuel Zelaya” and demands the restoration of President Zelaya in his Office in joint with the constitutional order in Honduras. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep concern over the takeover in Honduras and voiced his strong support for the Central American nation’s democratic institutions.

EU Declaration on the political situation in Honduras
Source: UN News Centre (24 July 2009)
Until a peaceful negotiated solution has been found, the Council of the European Union will continue to restrict contacts at political level with representatives of the de facto government and suspend Member States' bilateral development co-operation with government institutions, other than humanitarian assistance and emergency relief. The EU will also consider further targeted measures.

 

 

 

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