Young women and girls working in the informal sector in Honduras need your help to rise above the daily struggle for economic survival in an environment where their dual identity as informal worker and woman makes them extremely vulnerable to gendered violence and discrimination.
In Honduras, more than 66% of the population lives below the poverty line and almost 60% of workers make their living in the non-agricultural informal sector. Many of these workers are young women and girls, doing tasks such as domestic work, garbage collection and other “jobs” that are not regulated by law.
Sadly, the number of women murdered each year in Honduras is devastating. From 2005-2012, the percentage of women who die from violence has increased by a dramatic 246.3%. The cases of women in the informal sector who experience violence, or who are murdered, are frequently left unsolved and, even, uninvestigated.
Help us improve women’s lives and stop the violence
When you donate today, you will support our initiatives to directly improve the lives of girls and women, aged 15-40 in the regions of Cortés, Atlantida and Francisco Morazan in Honduras.
Through our efforts with women grassroots organisations and women workers unions, Alternatives’ programs increases economic opportunities for these women and work to eliminate the violence and discrimination they face.
Your support will allow Alternatives to:
- Engage more women into vocational trainings. Our goal is to train some 2500 women and girls in entrepreneurship, communications, management, leadership, basic literacy and rights;
- Develop media campaigns to formulate local strategies for economic development that will improve informal workers lives ;
- support civil society groups to better defend women’s rights, ensuring that victims of violence receive a higher quality of care and services.
Please donate to Alternatives today so our initiatives positively impact the lives of some of the most vulnerable women and girls in Honduras.
Give them the chance to build a future that is free of violence and full of economic possibility.