Last year, Trócaire supported governance and human rights programmes in 16 countries reaching 341,000 people. Examples include:
In Kenya, Trócaire’s programme supported over 100 actions to demand improved education, health, water supply and road infrastructure.
In Zimbabwe, 92% of councillors and 60% of traditional leaders demonstrated high levels of responsiveness to requests from communities where Trócaire works.
In Zimbabwe over 60 cases of human rights violations were resolved.
In Honduras, two cases related to forced disappearances and death threats were presented by Trócaire partner organisations to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Organisations supported by Trócaire helped make history in Guatemala in January 2016 as two former military officers were found guilty of crimes against humanity committed during Guatemala’s 36 year conflict for brutal crimes of against 15 Mayan Q’echi women.