The training session was attended by 45 participants, including prosecutors, members of the National Police (Policía Nacional – PN), city hall, staff of the regional prosecutor of San Pedro Sula, and civilians.
The workshop was a one day event, held from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Wednesday’s seminar was conducted under the direction of the Coordinator of the Special Prosecutor for Women, Jehimy Colindres.
Public servants, “should provide sensitized care, see victims through the eyes of the law, and guarantee an investigation of quality in the management of each of the cases,” expressed the lawyer Colindres.
During the workshop, each participant had the opportunity to speak and ask questions on the topic of femicide. Overall, there was strong agreement about the difficulties they face in treating the problem of violence against women. It stood out that episodes of violence against women constitutes a probable history of femicide.
Ultimately, this workshop provided information and sought ways to strengthen the capacity for judicial officers to avoid the re-victimization of the injured in any case involving violence against women.
Note: In Honduras and Costa Rica, 60% of femicides are perpetrated by an intimate partner or male family member.