Last year, Trócaire supported governance and human rights programmes in 16 countries reaching 356,240 people directly and over 3 million indirectly. Examples include:
In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 757 successful cases of freedom of movement enabled people to access their land in the West Bank and gain entry and exit permits between Israel and Gaza.
In Guatemala, 785 human rights defenders received protection after attack or incident.
One hundred human rights violations were documented in Honduras with five reports presented at the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights.
In India, 53,985 people learned about women’s rights, rural employment rights and were better informed about social services. Over 96% of community priorities were included in local development plans, including roads and land development.
Lobbying in Sierra Leone brought 14 service improvements, including a health centre and a school building.
In Honduras, 17 community organisations conducted social audits on local budgets, health and education.
Sixteen community groups in Malawi increased their knowledge of district budgeting.
In Sierra Leone, 19 submissions were made by women’s groups to improve local services including better hygiene in a maternity hospital and street lighting.
In Honduras, 91 community groups we support have women in leadership roles.