Mercy Dream Weavers of San Pedro Sula sponsored an AVP Trauma Resiliency Workshop for women human rights defenders in El Progreso on October 29-31 with seven members of the Women’s Network of El Progreso (REMUPRO).
The women have received death threats for defending their territories, so the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights in Honduras is following the situation.
Fearing for her life, one woman joined the Caravan to the U.S., which left Honduras just before the workshop began. For those who have remained, AVP has had a big impact according to Facilitator, Nelly Delcid. One participant related to me privately while I was in Progreso how she had been captured by the military, taken into the mountains at night to be killed and how she prayed, spoke without fear to a military officer, touched his heart and narrowly escaped assassination.