Study on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) as a driver of irregular migration of young indigenous women

  • Country: Honduras
    Start date: 06/06/2022
    End date: 04/08/2022
    Applicant(s): Fundación ETEA – Development Institute of Universidad Loyola Andalucía
    Funder: USAID – Local Governance Activity Honduras
    Funding: 160.000,00 EUR

The specific output of this consultancy will be a research study on gender-based violence to inform future policies and programmes to reduce gender-based violence and irregular migration.

This research is intended to be conducted with a focus on the Lenca and Chortí indigenous population in western Honduras. The participation of women’s organisations operating at the local level is also envisaged.

Specific objectives:

  • To identify the main forms of GBV against women in Western Honduras and specifically in the Lenca and Chortís populations.
  • To understand women’s perceptions of access to basic services and limitations to community participation as conditioning factors for being subjected to GBV.
  • Identify women’s knowledge about their rights and about the services and institutional framework that provide support and help in case of being victims of GBV, in order to avoid irregular migration.
  • Generate relevant information, disaggregated by age group, indigenous group to which they belong, comparison of data between groups, educational levels of the study universe and economic activity, to serve as evidence for the interventions of decision-makers, as well as programmes and projects working on GBV prevention and care.