In ten months, the Commission has evaluated 5,867 officers, including all high-ranking officers, and removed 2,959 from their posts – half of all those evaluated. AJS President Carlos Hernández sees the last successful months as a chance to “change the story” of what is happening in Honduras, showing that, “where there’s political will and a vigilant civil society, things can change.”
In a neighborhood where many parents worry about crime, gangs, or drugs influencing their children, Cesar stands out as an example. He graduated from high school, and has plans to continue studying and working. He volunteers in his church and in community service projects. “The (impact club leaders) have been a part of my life for 10 years,” he said, “I am the person I am today thanks to them.”
By the end of 2016, it became clear that for the first time the Property Institute had met their goal, processing 10,005 land titles. Even better, at the beginning of November, ASJ audited nearly 1,000 titles and found zero errors.
AJS Vice President describes how perfect love drives out fear in the difficult work of doing justice in Honduras.
With AJS coalition “Transformemos Honduras”, over 130 cyclists biked 271 miles across Honduras to raise awareness for public education.
This story, originally published in Spanish by AJS online magazine Revistazo on September 8, 2016, details AJS’s involvement in investigating the murder of a young girl
When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of nativity scenes, of a tiny baby, cute animals, and angels in the Heavens proclaiming peace and joy. But anyone who has read the Bible knows that while we celebrate the birth of this baby at Christmas; just a few months later at Easter, we remember his death.
“This can be a time of fear, a time of anguish, and of questioning. But we also know that in God’s word we can find hope and strength.” -Carlos Hernández
Year after year, God has blessed our decision to continue to work towards his justice. Below are just a few of the key moments in the past ten years where we have seen the fruit of this hope.
AJS condemns the attack on Thursday evening against Pastor Jorge Machado, member of the board of directors of AJS-Honduras and member of the Special Commission for Police Purging, that resulted in the death of military guard Geovany Calderón.