Global Governance Case Study - Honduras

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Global Governance Case Study - Honduras

Key Facts

  • MMR 120 per 100,000
  • IMR 17.8 per 1000

Human Rights Breaches

  • High murder rate 60 per 100,000 in 2015 (80 per 100,000 in 2011)
  • Corrupt police
  • Discrimination and murder of indigenous people
  • Gang culture and drug related violence
  • Human trafficking, child labour and prostitution
  • 44% in absolute poverty (<$1.25 per day)

Governance Strategies

  • UN human rights advisor, per request of the Honduras Government
  • $50 million provided by US in security
  • Implementation of the Honduran National Human Rights Action Plan
  • Central American Regional Security Initiative provides assistance and monetary funds
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Global Governance Case Study - Honduras

  • Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Security set up
  • CARE International (NGO) helps improve poverty, education, employment, food and water provisions

Positives and Negatives

  • Spatial inequality
  • Rural to urban migration
  • Unequal access to healthcare (many still infected with HIV)
  • Judges face intimidation
  • Reporters attacked
  • HDI increase from 0.461 (1980) to 0.617 (2013)
  • Education to prevent youth gangs
  • USA, UN and civil society implementing new food security programmes, promoting economic diversion and training for natural disasters
  • CAFTA-DR's increasing sales opportunities for small farmers
  • 40% of the population <15 so the Ministry of Education has reformed policies to reach Millenium Development Goals
  • Maternal and child health nutrition improvements, reducing the spread of HIV
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