Today Tuesday, January 25, 2022 is Honduran Women’s Day in memory of the first political conquest of women, which took place in 1955 with the recognition of women’s right to vote, and to commemorate the occasion last Saturday, January 22, the presentation of the book “RESISTENCIAS. Stories of women who change the world” by the Spanish writer María Castro Serantes.
The Casa de la Cultura of Santa Rosa de Copán (Honduras) was the setting for the discussion in which the author shared with the audience the elements that prompted her to portray the 18 stories of women from four countries that make up the publication. Likewise, in the words of María Castro, thanks to these stories it has been possible “to offer a vision of the diverse resistances that women face in different contexts of the world and that produce substantial changes by breaking the hegemonic system that patriarchy has imposed”.
Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara and Berta Cáceres, an indigenous environmentalist leader assassinated in 2016, participated in the evening through the voice of teacher Yary Pinto, who performed songs that Karla has composed and whose stories are also part of RESISTENCIAS.
The conversation was joined by Isabel Ochoa, a Honduran human rights defender who, through RESISTENCIAS, shares about her struggles in the 80s.
The event was organized by the Citizens’ Education Commission, the Local Strategic Development Agency of Santa Rosa de Copán (ADELSAR) and the ETEA Foundation – Development Institute of Loyola University within the framework of the project. “Improvement of prevention and care services for victims of gender violence and people with alcohol and drug dependence in the post-COVID-19 context in Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras.”, which the foundation implements together with Casa Hogar with funding from the Andalusian Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AACID).
Video commemorating Honduran Women’s Day 2022
The awareness campaign SOMOS PREVENCIÓN, also within the framework of the above-mentioned project, wanted to support the celebration of Honduran Women’s Day with a commemorative video about some of the women who have marked the struggle for the rights of Honduran women in the last 66 years.