Legal Framework and Institutional Mechanisms
Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Ratification in 1983. Main reference document for equality between men and women. Through its ratification or accession to it the States are legally bound to adopt all necessary measures, including special temporary measures and laws, in order for women to fully enjoy all their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). The signatory countries take responsibility for the implementation of the Platform for Action, in which 12 critical areas of concern for the advancement of women are defined.
Constitution and reforms (1982). All Hondurans are equal before the law. All forms of discrimination based on gender, race, social status or any other detrimental to human dignity are declared to be punishable.
National Women's Institute (1998). Its aim is to ensure the fulfillment of the State's plan in matters related to women's condition (health, education, housing, employment, and land and food security).