If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that there has been a lot going on in Honduras recently. Since a US-backed military coup d’etat in 2009 that ousted the democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’ right-wing Nationalist party has been in control. In 2017, President Juan Orlando Hernandez changed the constitution to allow himself … Continue reading “We have to fight for our rights as students:” University students speak out about Honduras’ ongoing protests
In honour of Pride month this June, this blog focuses on the struggles of Honduras’ transgender community, featuring stories of discrimination but also of resistance. Written by Dr. Sayan Dey and educate. director Antonia McGrath. Sayan is an Assistant Professor at Amity Law School in India and much of his work focuses on decoloniality and de-constructing … Continue reading Stories of violence and resistance: Transgender rights in Honduras and the formerly colonized world
Versión en Español abajo Keyanna Gotay is a Garifuna of Honduran descent, born in the Bronx, New York and raised in North Carolina in the United States. She does a lot of work on Afrolatinidad, being Garifuna, the Central American diaspora, racism/colourism and similar topics, and graciously agreed to write a post for our blog … Continue reading Black & Indigenous in Honduras – By Keyanna Gotay
Version en Español abajo Gerson Suazo, a young Honduran activist and photographer, is currently part of the Central American Migrant Caravan heading north through Mexico towards the United States. As a photographer and a political activist, Gerson has been walking with his camera in hand, documenting his people's’ journey over the past weeks. This post … Continue reading Hondureños con Sueños: Stories from the Migrant Caravan (Part 2)
Versión en Español abajo October 21, 2018: "There is no return," they said, "only rafts. We are already in Mexican territory." Gerson Suazo, a young Honduran activist and photographer, is currently amongst the over 7,000 Central Americans in the migrant caravan heading north through Mexico towards the United States. These migrants are fleeing persecution, poverty … Continue reading “There is no return”: Stories from the Migrant Caravan
I grew up in a place where humanity is trumped by ambition for power and territory. From a young age, I watched people get shot and collapse lifeless in the dust. When that kind of violence surrounds you, life becomes meaningless. But that is how my life was built: amongst violence, power and poverty – things that can corrupt anyone.
For the last month, board member Antonia McGrath has been in Honduras, visiting educate.'s projects and meeting with other NGOs and individuals around the country. Meanwhile, national elections took place, with cases of electoral fraud causing widespread chaos. - - - It's always wonderful going back to Honduras. The bustle and chaos, the amazing food, … Continue reading Project Visits in Honduras and Election Chaos
In Honduras, as the tropical sun rises over sprawling cities and banana plantations, children get ready for a day at school. But while one child puts on his freshly washed uniform, eats breakfast and jumps in his father’s car, a few streets way another child walks empty-stomached in their stained shirt and stapled sandals to … Continue reading The Importance of Education in Honduras