Civil Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organisations in Honduras (COPINH)

COPINH is an indigenous organisation founded by the Lenca people in March 1993. More than 200 communities are currently members and more than 50 community groups actively participate in its work, from five departments of Honduras, namely Comayagua, Intibucá, Santa Bárbara, Lempira and La Paz. The organisation promotes the protection of territories and the recognition of the political, economic, social and cultural rights of indigenous peoples in Honduras. Investigations into the murder of Berta Cáceres and COPINH’s work in communities where land conflicts have been ongoing for decades, have had a significant impact on the organisation’s security situation.

COPINH's coordinators have been accompanied by PBI Honduras since May 2016.