Femicide Rates Spike in ‘Machista’ Honduras
(Q24N) “Here in Honduras, women aren’t worth anything,” said Teresa Muñoz, mother of murdered Miss Honduras beauty pageant queen Maria Jose Alvarado.
Femicide rates in Honduras are on the rise, according to a new report by the New York Times, sparking growing concern over women’s health and safety in the Central American country.
Since 2016, one woman is murdered every 16 hours in Honduras, the country’s Center for Women’s Rights told the newspaper.
Crimes against women in Honduras have dramatically spiked since the 2009 right-wing military coup that removed democratically-elected president Manuel Zelaya. A 2011 report by Oxfam Honduras and a Honduran non-governmental organization, the Tribunal of Women Against Femicide, said that women are dying primarily because of gun crime, political instability and