Home Our Work Countries we work in Latin-America Honduras Development Cooperation Partners in Honduras

Development Cooperation Partners in Honduras

Central Nacional de Trabajadores del Campo, El Progreso (CNTC) was founded in 1985 and is fighting for members' access to land and a farms that it’s possible to live on. The organization is made up of groups that have occupied the land. This means that they have control over the land, but they have no papers to document it. The regional office in El Progreso gather over 20 groups, with roughly 500 members.

CNTC's activities include political lobbying to central authorities for the legalization of land and access to credit, information work in the meetings of the local member groups and over the radio, as well as courses and seminars on gender equality, domestic violence, political education of youth, and accounting courses.

Coordinadora de Organizaciones Populares del Aguan (COPA) was formed in 1996 and coordinates all social organizations in the north of Colon province. Members are peasant organizations, neighborhood associations, water committees and some unions. After the coup in 2009, COPA actively participated in CNRP and FNRP. Now they are primarily engaged in the conflict between farmers and large land owners in Aguán Valley. Farmers chased away from their homes, and their leaders threatened and killed.

Norwegian People's Aid began to cooperate with the COPA in 2005. Support includes: training of managers, organizational development, production of radio programs and political advocacy.

Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación (ERIC) is a public education organization that springs from the Catholic Church. The organization was established in 1980 and works with people in rural areas and people who work in factories. They run educational work through their own research and production information work. They also run the radio station Radio Progreso. The work has resulted in a network of local leaders who call themselves "The movement for human dignity and justice" (Movimiento por la Dignidad amplio y la Justicia, Madjar).

ERIC has served as advisor for Norwegian People's Aid for several years. In 2006, Norwegian People's Aid provided financial support to the organization's public information activities. Norwegian People's Aid support include: mapping and analysis, production of information and communication work.

Movimiento Amplio de Dignidad y Justicia-MADJ coordinate local communities, organizations and individuals against corruption, human rights violations and social injustice. Their contribution to the social movement in this country is through research and condemnation of corruption and human rights violations. They also promote more openness in government. Madjar has assisted local communities affected by privatization and exploitation of natural resources to organist, and work actively for the opposition front will hold together. Madjar work in 11 of 18 states in Honduras. Norwegian People's Aid has supported them through ERIC.

Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM) is a women's organization established in 1992, receiving much recognition in Honduras for his efforts to defend and promote women's rights, political participation, labor rights and protection against violence. San Pedro Sula department was established in 1995 and concentrated on fighting for the rights of women working in factories. This work has become increasingly difficult. Additionally, they face the problems with employers in the industry, the economic crisis and the coup in June 2009. They organize seminars for women about workers' rights and women's rights, and provide legal support to both men and women in both groups and individuals in labor disputes.

Norwegian People's Aid has worked with CDM in San Pedro Sula since 1996. Support includes: monitoring of violations of workers' rights, awareness campaigns, lobbying, political advocacy and education of women.

Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH) See website.

Red de ComercializaciónAlternativa (RED COMAL) run a program of political education for members of the FNRP (Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular), the sequel to a similar program that Norwegian People's Aid also supported under CNRPs management (National Coordinator of Popular Resistance). Organizations and trainers from all eighteen states are represented.