Sharing Hope like Drops in the Ocean

  • December 7, 2016

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Even as we feel that what we do won´t make much difference, it does. I see it in the faces of people who, after hearing our stories, feel that there really is hope for Honduras. Then together, we can leap from hope into action.



“Rights, We don’t Have” a Cleaning Woman’s Storyclea

  • December 5, 2016

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Mari has worked as a cleaning woman her whole life, jumping from contract to contract, and feels that every time she changes companies, her conditions get worse. After six months in this new job, the lateness of the paycheck worries her. But she doesn’t even think of looking for other work. “At my age, no…



“Empty Hands,” a Cleaning Woman’s Story

  • December 5, 2016

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Every afternoon at 5pm, Suyapa puts on the same threadbare uniform that she bought two and a half years ago (she can’t afford the $20 they would charge her to replace it). She puts on the shoes that are cracked and ruined. She readies her things and steps onto the bus, hoping that today will…



Calling out Injustice against Security Guards and Cleaning Women in Honduras

  • December 5, 2016

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Cleaning and security companies in Honduras are notorious for not respecting the rights of their workers. Despite contracts with major state institutions, most get away with paying their workers less than the legal minimum wage, and working them as many as 96 hours per week without any extra pay or overtime. AJS has put together…



I Believe in Hope

  • November 22, 2016

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If you go to live in other lands, Tell them truly what happens here. Tell them that hatred and misery Have not been able to bring us to our knees.



AJS Trains Citizens to Navigate the Judicial Process

  • October 27, 2016

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In Honduras, violent crimes often go unreported because of fear of retaliation, because of a lack of trust in the judicial system, but also because the system is complicated, intimidating, and difficult to understand. Security 101 teaches leaders of civil society both how to reduce their risks for crime and what to do if crimes…



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