AJS released a new online tool that allows anyone to discover the real owners behind businesses. Investigations made using this tool have uncovered corruption in solar energy contracts, and fraud in public contracting, evidence that AJS was able to bring to light.
“We want a deep change in our country… a person who responds to our longing for justice,” we prayed during the Attorney General selection process.
“We Hondurans are fed up with corruption. But to ask politicians to resolve the problem is like asking a football player to be the referee of his own team. The solution has to come from us.”
Through its three conferences, “Communities of Learning” brought civil society leaders of international prominence together to discuss topics important to Honduran society. Experts in the fight against corruption and impunity encouraged Honduran citizens to be involved and committed in the justice process of their country by supporting the justice system, demanding transparency from politicians and denouncing corruption.
“AJS is in such an interesting position where they are able to both criticize and support. They critique, but then turn around and say ‘our intention is to lift you up and help you to better.”
After a dismal 19% transparency and management score in 2015, no one would have guessed that Honduras’ Property Institute would be among the “most-improved” government institutions.
According to a definitive report into Honduras’ Superior Auditing Court, published by AJS this March: “These corruption scandals and institutional crises could have been prevented, detected, and corrected if there were an independent Superior Auditing Court with sufficient budget and capacity…”
This month, AJS presented its baseline study and institutional diagnosis of the Honduran Secretary of Health. The technical report was the result of nearly a year of evaluations and audit, and will help initiate reforms that will improve health care for all of Hondurans.
A Christian anti-corruption organization may seem like a strange combination, but the Bible speaks out very clearly against those who “tip the scales.”
Hondurans suffer from corruption and its effects, often without a safe or effective way to report when it happens. But thanks to AJS, there is now an app for that.