1 017 190

1 011 593

987 314


1 011 510

1 006 673

979 300


2 028 700

2 018 266

1 966 614

Level of education


246 160

242 821

236 258


1 266 513

1 265 911

1 247 459


516 027

509 534

482 897

Source: Honduras en Cifras 2017–2019, Central Bank of Honduras.

73.Indigenous and Afro-Honduran children and adolescents and children and adolescents with disabilities enrolled in the national education system between 2018 and 2020:

Enrolment of indigenous and Afro-Honduran children and adolescents in intercultural bilingual education


Level of education






3 306

3 254

6 560


41 337

42 877

84 214


44 643

46 131

90 774



3 341

3 320

6 661


36 418

36 837

73 255


39 759

40 157

79 916



4 119

3 953

8 072


43 710

44 887

88 597


5 531

5 082

10 613


53 360

53 922

107 282

Source: Ministry of Education and Culture.

Enrolment of children and adolescents with disabilities in inclusive primary education


Type of disability








1 680


3 135

2 992

6 127


2 215

2 917

5 132


1 085

1 396

2 481



1 048

1 833

Language disorders

1 309

2 172

3 481

Learning problems

8 283

10 873

19 156

Cerebral palsy




Other disabilities



1 043


18 137

23 025

41 162



1 071

1 074

2 145


3 886

3 558

7 444


3 596

2 964

6 560


2 020

1 899

3 919


1 752

1 557

3 309

Language disorders

1 592

2 586

4 178

Learning problems

8 096

10 554

18 650

Cerebral palsy




Other disabilities



1 670


22 933

25 327

48 260







2 023

1 968

3 991


1 023

1 320

2 343




1 541





Language disorders



1 607

Learning problems

4 039

5 371

9 410

Cerebral palsy




Other disabilities





9 636

11 977

21 613

Source: Ministry of Education and Culture/General Directorate of Educational Modalities.

74.Paragraph 17(b) of the list of issues and questions. Measures to provide girl students with access to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic:

(i)The “We Want You Studying at Home” strategy prioritized curricular content and the distribution of workbooks to educate children and adolescents in rural areas without access to the Internet or other means of communication. For this purpose, a protocol was drawn up for the distribution of primary and secondary education textbooks, focusing on underprivileged areas;

(ii)With the support of the academic coordinators of the distance-learning secondary education institutions, primers, activity guides and workbooks were written for such subject areas as English I and II, Administration II, Project Management II, Mathematics II and Biology I.

75.Paragraph 17(c) of the list of issues and questions. Measures taken under the multisectoral plan for the prevention of teenage pregnancy to address school dropout rates among girls:

(i)Thirteen training days on the prevention of teenage pregnancy were held for 13- to 18-year-old students in 13 selected departments: 3,201 students from 202 schools participated in the training days as part of the “I choose to make my dreams come true” campaign;

(ii)In July 2020, the television series “Es cosa D-2 (It Takes Two)”, aimed at preventing teenage pregnancies, was launched with the support of UNFPA. The eight-episode series, which addresses youth issues with the aim of spreading awareness, is based on real-life events in rural and urban contexts, with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive rights, domestic violence, sexual violence, communication between mothers and daughters, the importance of reporting incidents, inequality and women’s empowerment, the consequences of early marriages (in the Lenca culture) and early pregnancies, which affect more than 4,000 young people in 13 departments who speak openly about these issues. The goal is for the message of the series to reach 10,000 adolescents, mothers and fathers, elicit reflection and a change in behaviour, and, by rebroadcasting the series on regional networks, reach 48 municipalities that have higher rates of teenage pregnancy;

(iii)Municipal and district-level directors of public and private educational institutions were instructed to work with the educational community to address topics related to preventing pregnancy throughout their curricula.

76.The General Subdirectorate of Education for Prevention and Social Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Education and Culture, within the framework of the National Strategy for Prevention and School Safety, promotes the care policy regarding vulnerable populations, forced displacement, sexual and reproductive education, young people in conflict with criminal law (with alternative programmes), child labour and the development of teaching skills in socioemotional prevention, ethics, values and the rule of law. This generates the impetus for violence prevention efforts.

77.Violence in schools is being addressed under the Strategy for the Promotion of Human Rights and the Prevention of Violence, and teachers are being trained in violence prevention.

78.Between 2014 and October 2021, 93.1 per cent of migrant children and adolescents returning to the country whose cases were handled in returning migrant support centres were reintegrated into the national education system.

Migrant child and adolescent returnees reintegrated into the national education system


Child and adolescent returnees

Reintegrated children and adolescents


3 758

2 696


8 436

7 846


13 745

15 965


4 293

4 304

As of October 2021

6 608

7 058

Source: Ministry of Education and Culture.

79.The Ministry of Education and Culture has the following virtual platforms: the school reintegration database for returning migrant children and adolescents and the Gender in Education portal.

80.Paragraph 17(d) of the list of issues and questions. The “Caring for my Health and Life” manuals cover the mandatory comprehensive educational curriculum on sexual and reproductive health and responsible sexual behaviour at all levels of education.

81.Paragraph 17(e) of the list of issues and questions. The complaints unit of the Ministry of Education and Culture handles complaints of harassment, sexual abuse and gender-based violence against girls in school, with the support of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Children.

82.Paragraph 17(f) of the list of issues and questions. Female adolescents and young women can choose one of the technical career training courses offered by the National Institute for Vocational Training. Between 2017 and July 2021, 197,833 adolescents between the ages of 14 and 19 years (115,538 women and 97,050 men) completed training courses.

83.Paragraph 17(g) of the list of issues and questions. The Ministry of Education and Culture incorporated a gender perspective through the Gender Mechanism and the Strategic Gender Road Map in order to combat gender stereotypes in curricula. It also promotes gender inclusiveness in the classroom, eliminating sexist language and promoting a coeducational model.

84.Paragraph 17(h) of the list of issues and questions. With regard to continuing education programmes available to women, the Ministry of Education and Culture designed and implemented the Plan on Universal Primary Education. Educational opportunities are conceived and made available for all levels and modalities, in line with demand, and publicized through a communications campaign.

85.With regard to scholarships, under the Honduras 20/20 Presidential Scholarship Programme, 950 young people have received assistance with their postgraduate studies abroad; 17,000 students have received youth scholarships; 4,800 students have received solidarity scholarships; 88,400 students have received youth vouchers; and 116 young people have undertaken courses in agricultural education.

86.In 2020, 43,688 primary and secondary school students were awarded scholarships under the Programme.


87.Paragraph 18(a) of the list of issues and questions. The following measures have been adopted to promote access to formal employment:

(i)The Innovamujer Honduras initiative was carried out in 2021 by the National Entrepreneurship and Small Business Service, the Women’s City programme and the Inter-American Development Bank, with funding from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, to promote the growth of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises headed by women through a business development services model;

(ii)The seed funding programme for women entrepreneurs was carried out by the National Entrepreneurship and Small Business Service and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme of the financial autonomy units that work out of the Women’s City Centres;

(iii)The aim of the “Honduras Se Levanta (Honduras Rises)” strategy is to provide assistance to those affected by COVID-19 and Hurricanes Eta and Iota, including 1,500 women aged 18 to 50 years. In 2021, a line item of 250 million lempiras in seed capital was added;

(iv)Online companies are provided with advisory services and legal permission to operate, in support of women’s entrepreneurship. A tax exemption period has been approved, digital marketing platforms have been developed, delivery companies are being promoted, subsidized loans are granted, virtual training sessions are held, financial education is provided, and virtual and local expositions are organized to market products;

(v)Additional credit was extended to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises, with an investment of 2.5 billion lempiras, 25 per cent of which was earmarked as guaranteed funds for small entrepreneurs;

(vi)The National Entrepreneurship and Small Business Service’s Business Development Centres Network for micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises benefited 12,419 women, providing technical assistance to 850 new enterprises in 177 municipalities across 12 regions. As a result, 7,877 jobs, including 2,882 new jobs for women, were preserved; 232 lines of credit were granted to businesses with women at the helm; 1,454 companies led by women benefited from trade fairs; 298 women participated in business rounds; and 13,604 women from 4,821 companies were trained;

(vii)In the agrifood and rural sector, between 2018 and 2021 the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock helped 56,000 women through its programmes to narrow the gender employment gap;

(viii)A strategy was carried out for reinforcing and improving people’s quality of life through entrepreneurship, with a focus on the family members of missing migrants, single mothers and young returning migrants.

88.The minimum wage is set on an annual basis, under the Tripartite Agreement on the Adjustment of the Minimum Wage concluded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Honduran Private Enterprise Council and labour unions.

Minimum wage between 2018 and 2021


Minimum wage, lempiras


Agreement of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security


8 910.70




9 443.24



10 022.04




10 601.67


Source: 2020 Annual Report, Central Bank of Honduras Minimum wage table for 2021.

89.Paragraph 18(d) of the list of issues and questions. The Ministry’s Directorate General of Labour Inspections is responsible for verifying the nature of working conditions by inspecting both private and public workplaces and anywhere else that an employer-employee relationship exists. Between 2016 and August 2021, 1,970 inspections were conducted in the maquila sector.

Inspections carried out between 2017 and 2021








25 614

25 545

21 400

8 267

8 246

Workers concerned

257 097

428 532

259 912

173 183

97 111

Women workers concerned

111 276

182 344

106 385

75 921

41 298

Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

90.Paragraph 18(f) of the list of issues and questions. Childcare centres for children under 6 years of age extend support to working parents by providing childcare services. There were 496 such centres in 2017, 370 centres in 2019, 252 centres in 2020 and 447 as of June 2021.


91.Paragraph 19(a) of the list of issues and questions. Regarding the legalization of abortion on the three grounds, please see the response to paragraph 5 of the list of issues and questions.

92.Paragraph 19(b) of the list of issues and questions. Regarding measures to provide mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic:

(i)The primary health-care facilities of the Ministry of Health have personnel trained in providing psychological care who refer patients to the country’s psychiatric hospitals when appropriate;

(ii)With the support of psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors and specialized personnel, a psychological support platform was put in place using information and communications technologies to provide psychological assistance to persons suffering from depression, suicidality and other mental health-related pathologies and comorbidities;

(iii)The Priority Patient Programme makes it possible to evaluate patients on the same day they come to the outpatient clinic. In serious cases, patients are admitted to the women’s wards and the Child and Adolescent Unit (adolescents and children over 8 years of age). Children under 8 years of age requiring hospitalization are admitted to the Maternity Hospital.

93.Paragraph 19(c) of the list of issues and questions. Regarding measures to eliminate stigmatization, cease the prosecution of women seeking care in health-care centres and ensure that their decisions are respected:

(i)The Protocol on post-abortion care on an outpatient basis has been updated, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization and the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Issues related to rights, humane treatment and stigmatization are addressed in the Protocol;

(ii)Adherence to the Standard for High-Quality and Humane Care during Outpatient Consultations and Emergencies is mandatory in public and private health facilities;

(iii)Unsafe abortions are addressed under the provision on the management of obstetric complications of the Protocol on care prior to conception, during pregnancy, childbirth and delivery, and on immediate postpartum and neonatal care.

94.According to the 2019 National Population and Health Survey/Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics, the total fertility rate is 2.6 children per woman. The fertility rate in rural areas is 2.9 children, compared to 2.3 children in urban areas.

Statistics on fertility, hospital admissions for childbirth, abortions and vaccination against human papillomavirus







Fertility rate according to the National Institute of Statistics






Hospital births

137 143

125 193

99 684*

Adolescent deliveries

30 468

29 741

27 571

23 181

16 158*


13 202

12 194

9 751

7 530*

Adolescent abortions

1 754

1 641

1 414

1 118

1 276*

Girls under 11 years of age having received the full HPV vaccine schedule

63 245

53 703

59 446

46 849

27 188

*As of September.

Source: Ministry of Health.

95.Paragraph 19(e) of the list of issues and questions. The Depo-Provera injection is the contraceptive method administered to women with psychiatric conditions admitted to chronic women’s wards in psychiatric hospitals. In order to provide proper inpatient care, women are treated in acute care wards separate from those of men.

96.Paragraph 19(f) of the list of issues and questions. According to the new National Health Policy, there are 32 hospitals (15 basic hospitals, 7 general hospitals and 10 specialized hospitals), of which 29 provide obstetric care, 19 provide obstetric care on demand to indigenous communities and communities of African descent, and the remainder provide referrals.

XVII.Rural women, indigenous women and women of African descent

97.Paragraph 20(a) of the list of issues and questions. In January 2020, the Special Advisory Committee of the National Congress held a meeting to acquaint representatives of the 10 indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples with the proposed legislation. The meeting was attended by indigenous and Afro-Honduran women from the following peoples: the Miskitu-Masta, the Lenca, the Garífuna, the Maya Chortí, the Tawahka, the Pech, the Nahuas, the Tolupán, the English-speaking black community and the Chorotega.

98.In order to ensure that indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples are consulted and their opinions are respected, the Policy on Indigenous and Afro-Honduran Peoples promotes culturally appropriate participation and consultation procedures and the establishment of effective mechanisms for obtaining their free, prior and informed consent before adopting legislative or administrative measures that may affect their rights, including the forest governance protocols for the Nahua peoples developed in 2019 with the assistance of the European Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the forest governance protocols of the Lenca and Maya-Chortí peoples drawn up in 2021.

99.Paragraph 20(c) of the list of issues and questions. Regarding measures to facilitate women’s access to land and resources, loans and opportunities:

(i)The Alliance for the Development of La Mosquitia launched the Territorial Governance Platform, which takes a cross-cutting approach to the titling, distribution and regulation of land in the interest of indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples. The Inter-Agency Subcommission for the Titling, Expansion, Distribution and Protection of the Territories and Natural Resources of La Mosquitia was established in September 2019 and the Land Distribution Plan was introduced in 2021;

(ii)With the Conecta+ (Connect+) project implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in conjunction with the Foundation for Rural Business Development, the rural cooperatives project is being carried out, along with training and action plans to promote the economic empowerment of indigenous and Afro-Honduran women, such as the workshop on gender and leadership for indigenous Chortí women;

(iii)The Indigenous Lenca and Chortí National Coordination Platform was established as a space for coordination between the peoples to join forces in defence of their rights and advocacy of those rights before the State and State institutions;

(iv)Together with the Lenca and Maya-Chortí indigenous leadership, tools and mechanisms for capacity building and guidelines for the exercise of the right to consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic were developed.

100.The National Agrarian Institute provides access to land and technical assistance to campesino families and indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, thereby ensuring legal security and helping to increase production, productivity and income generation as a means of reducing poverty and social violence in the countryside.

Land titles granted to campesino families and indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, area in hectares and property surveys






Titles granted

4 066

4 008


8 106

Hectares covered

7 404.46

6 380.47


14 137.94

Campesino families and indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities in receipt of titles

4 333

4 238


8 606


1 552

1 524


3 093


2 781

2 714


5 513

Titles granted

3 278

3 160


6 942

Hectares covered

8 001.01

8 028.96

1 664.87

17 694.84

Campesino families and indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities in receipt of titles

2 969

3 044


6 487


1 020

1 181


2 398


1 949

1 863


4 089

Property surveys

2 330

2 239


4 780


20 637.43

23 825.13

1 595.13

46 057.69

Source: National Agrarian Institute Performance Reports 2018, 2019 and 2020.

101.Paragraph 20(d) of the list of issues and questions. Regarding access to education for all rural and indigenous women and women of African descent, the Intercultural Bilingual Education Model is being implemented, with the active participation of indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities and civil society organizations. In particular:

(i)In 2021, 57 new Intercultural Bilingual Education centres were established, bringing the total to 1,175 centres, and 498 people received training in the competencies required for classroom instruction;

(ii)The third cohort of persons to receive a diploma in trainer training in multicultural techniques and methods for the Intercultural Bilingual Educations Model comprised 342 women and 120 men between 2019 and 2021.

XVIII.Disadvantaged groups of women

102.Paragraph 21(a) of the list of issues and questions. The Special Commission issued the draft bill on the prevention of forced displacement and the care and protection of forcibly displaced persons.

103.Paragraph 21(b) of the list of issues and questions. To assist returning migrant children and facilitate family reunification:

(i)In 2018, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which fosters international cooperation, was adopted;

(ii)The Plan on providing consular protection to families separated in the context of United States policy was carried out, leading to the identification of 1,011 children and adolescents separated from their families and the reunification of 883 of them with their families in 2018;

(iii)The General Directorate for the Protection of Honduran Migrants is working in collaboration with the Honduran consular network to protect the rights of children and adolescents, assist with their reunification in Honduras or in the country of destination and ensure their dignified return, in coordination with the Directorate for Children, Adolescents and the Family, which conducts searches for the families of children and adolescents and follows up on the reunification process;

(iv)The Support Centre for Migrant Children and Families–Belén welcomes migrant families and assists children and adolescents who return alone or accompanied in a welcoming environment, providing them with food, medical and psychological care, clothing, lodging and assistance with the immigration process and other services;

(v)As at 7 November 2021, 45,432 Hondurans have returned, of whom 5,956 are children and adolescents (2,110 girls and 3,846 boys). Some 4,648 children and adolescents (1,506 girls and 3,142 boys) have returned from Mexico, 1,014 children and adolescents (504 girls and 510 boys) from the United States and 294 children and adolescents (100 girls and 194 boys) from Central American countries.

104.Projects to assist returning migrants:

(a)The pilot project for the implementation of the National System for the Reintegration of Returning Migrants, which promotes, coordinates and systematizes national, municipal and international cooperation to address the needs of migrants in a comprehensive manner and reduce the causes of migration;

(b)Humanitarian Assistance and Protection for Returning Migrants in Need of Protection, with a view to developing a national programme to assist, protect and provide solutions to persons in situations of forced human mobility;

(c)The “Yo Emprendo En Mi Tierra (My Local Business)” scheme of the National Entrepreneurship and Small Business Service, to encourage and support entrepreneurship.

105.In the communities with the highest migration levels, there are 15 municipal support centres for returning migrants. The centres coordinate the provision of comprehensive assistance to returning migrants at the local level.

106.Paragraph 21(c) of the list of issues and questions. Regarding measures to protect women participating in migrant caravans:

(i)The inter-agency response system was activated, bolstering the capacity of returning migrant support centres to receive migrants, thereby guaranteeing their safe and assisted return, and strengthening regional frameworks to promote solidarity in the management of migration;

(ii)In 2020, the National Protocol for the Repatriation of Children and Adolescents was updated. The Protocol is implemented at the national level in coordination with the State institutions that provide protection and assistance;

(iii)The Office of the National Commissioner for Human Rights implemented the Security Protocol at the national and international levels, in conjunction with Mexican and Guatemalan human rights institutions.

107.Paragraph 21(d) of the list of issues and questions. In order to protect asylum seekers and refugees, the National Migration Institute, in accordance with the Migration and Aliens Act, provides specialized assistance to asylum seekers and refugees through the support centres for migrants in an irregular situation, where migratory status is verified, international protection needs are assessed and medical care and humanitarian assistance are provided. In addition, a multidisciplinary body on refugee matters was set up to analyse and resolve cases.

108.Between January and 5 September 2021, refugee status was granted to 56 people (41 per cent of them women) from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Venezuela and Colombia. In addition, 40 people (50 per cent of them women) from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil and Iraq filed refugee applications in 2021.

109.Paragraph 22(a) of the list of issues and questions. A total of 1,206 women are deprived of liberty; 18 of them are foreign, 450 have been sentenced, and 756 are facing charges.

110.Paragraph 22(b) of the list of issues and questions. In order to ensure that conditions of detentions for women meet the requisite standard, the National Penitentiary Institute has taken the following measures:

(i)It provides health-care services, medical evaluations in the areas of gynaecology-obstetrics, paediatrics, dentistry and laboratory testing, psychological care, mental health and medical treatment. There are 55 patients with psychiatric disorders receiving therapeutic and medical treatment;

(ii)A peaceful coexistence approach to security seeks to foster a harmonious environment by managing emotions in institutional contexts involving the total isolation of individuals, promoting pro-social values that make it possible to live together in solidarity and respect and promote a culture of peace and conflict resolution;

(iii)Internal prison security has been strengthened. Security camera monitoring systems have been installed; perimeter fences and internal barriers separating prison wards have been built. Entry into prison establishments is monitored and registered. Regular searches are conducted, and metal detection equipment is in use;

(iv)With regard to education and capacity building, ongoing training is provided in non-formal education, entrepreneurship and human development, serving 400 women deprived of liberty; 27 women deprived of liberty were trained as educational facilitators and 300 women deprived of liberty are enrolled in the “Educatodos (Educate all)” programme;

(v)As part of the health-care infrastructure, a clinic and a visiting room at the National Women’s Social Adaptation Penitentiary were remodelled, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), benefiting some 900 women deprived of liberty and 38 children and adolescents;

(vi)Module 12 was remodelled, to the benefit of 100 women deprived of liberty;

(vii)In order to facilitate social reintegration, work projects are being carried out that equip women deprived of liberty with tools and new skills.

111.The following training courses build the capacity of prison personnel:

(a)Training of institutional human rights trainers’ course, offered to men and women;

(b)Workshops on prison-related human rights issues;

(c)Between 2018 and 2021, 1,950 officials completed training courses on the prevention of torture, the prevention of discrimination against vulnerable groups, human rights in prisons and enforced disappearance;

(d)With the assistance of ICRC, 24 directors, 24 deputy directors and 30 members of the interdisciplinary technical councils of the 25 prisons were trained in the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) and the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules);

(e)The academic curriculum for the training of new prison officers includes a module on gender equality and equity.

XIX.Marriage and family relations

112.Paragraph 23(a) of the list of issues and questions. In order to enforce the prohibition of marriage of children under 18 years of age, the National Registry Office has instructed the municipal and auxiliary civil registrars to comply with the provisions of the amended Act on the capacity of adolescents to contract marriage. Moreover, young people between 18 and 20 years of age may only marry and be registered in the Civil Registry with the authorization of their parents or guardians.

113.Paragraph 23(c) of the list of issues and questions: In 2018, an appeal was brought against article 112 of the Constitution and article 45 of the Family Code, both of which prohibit egalitarian marriage, on the grounds that the articles are unconstitutional. The appeal is pending a ruling by the Plenary of the Chamber.

114.Paragraph 23(d) of the list of issues and questions: Under Honduran law, the economic regime of marriage is governed by three systems applicable within the marriage; it recognizes the spouses’ right to manage the assets and limits the management thereof should the person managing the assets, due to negligence or incapacity, threaten to destroy the joint marital property or fail to provide for the adequate maintenance thereof.

115.During the dissolution of the marriage, the liquidation and distribution of marital property is governed according to the agreed regime, without prejudice to the preservation of the joint marital property and the provisions of article 70 of the Family Code. The legal remedies are, by way of summary proceedings, divorce and marriage annulment proceedings; in addition to the remedy of appeal, appeals may be made to a higher court.

116.While the value of the non-economic contributions of women to marital property is not explicitly and specifically established, article 42 of the Family Code recognizes a value analogous to that of household work and childcare by establishing the obligation of the spouse to make a strictly monetary contribution, apart from the responsibility to participate in household work and childcare.

XX.Climate change and disaster risk reduction

117.Paragraph 24(a) of the list of issues and questions. To mainstream a gender perspective into national disaster response plans:

(i)MiAmbiente+ (MyEnvironment+) has tools for mainstreaming a gender perspective into the management of development projects. The National Plan on Drought Risk Reduction promotes gender equality and equity in all initiatives and strategic guidelines, and proposes the strengthening of regional and local structures and the establishment of inclusive and egalitarian processes;

(ii)The National Strategy on Gender and Climate Change is being developed as part of the implementation of the nationally determined contribution to global climate action, and a round table has been set up on gender and climate change;

(iii)The Policy for Comprehensive Risk Management in Honduras sets out actions to reduce vulnerability and disaster risk, and thereby to foster a responsible, resilient and visionary civic and institutional culture;

(iv)The Project on Disaster Risk Management incorporates gender equity safeguards to promote equal participation, decision-making and leadership by women and men in natural disaster risk management;

(v)The National Plan on Disaster Preparedness of the Ministry of Health is followed in emergency and disaster situations. It was developed with the participation of representatives of civil society organizations and the municipal offices for women.

118.Paragraph 24(b) of the list of issues and questions. With regard to the involvement of women in disaster risk reduction and climate change policies and programmes, the first School for the Equality and Empowerment of Rural Women is a pioneer at the national level in equipping women leaders, who have a key role in protecting their environments and communities, to become decision makers.

119.Paragraph 24(c) of the list of issues and questions. The following measures were taken to assist women affected by the state of emergency declared in response to Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which affected 4.5 million people in November 2020:

(i)The Ministry of Finance identified, managed, redirected and allocated resources from the various State institutions and available external resources;

(ii)As part of Operation “No Están Solos (You Are Not Alone)”, 60,000 families (400,000 people) received humanitarian aid packages containing hygiene kits, baby care products and household and kitchen items, totalling an investment of 960 million lempiras;

(iii)The Standing Commission on Disaster Preparedness launched a search engine platform to make it possible to locate persons who have gone missing during storms and reunite affected families;

(iv)Support for the food production sector and agroindustry was declared a priority, and the Programme to Ensure Food Sovereignty and Food Security was established to organize, register and trace food production units and define categories of producers;

(v)Emergency response to Hurricanes Eta and Iota, to provide humanitarian assistance to persons in the affected areas;

(vi)The Sustainable Reconstruction Plan, whose aim is to observe, study, analyse, transform and mitigate the social, economic and political differences that lead to discrimination against and oppression of women.