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Podcast: Police reform process in Honduras


Produced with the support of the Swiss Development Corporation, the podcast series supports the police reform process in Honduras.

In the first episode of the podcast, male police leaders from Honduras and Colombia talk about their views on why gender equity is crucial to improving policing, and how International Men’s Day on the 19th of November is an opportunity for men to voice their support on this key issue.

The following episodes are an opportunity for Honduran National Police Officers with decades of experience to talk about their individual and institutional understanding of what it means to deliver Community Policing in Honduras. They talk through specific examples as well as concepts, offering insights from the strategic to the operational, based on lived experience in a fragile and high-violence context.

An additional episode recognizes the history of women police officers and their role in gender equality's expansion and consolidation in the Honduran National Police. With the participation of Comisionada Sulma Reyes and Sub-Comisionada Persis Zaldivar, their stories and more than 20 years of experience in the Police help us understand that gender equality depends on the daily actions to respect human rights of all persons regardless of their gender, sexual orientation and identity. 

To commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2023, we created a podcast that discussed the importance of gender equity in security, via a conversation with two senior operational commanders in the Honduran National Police. Both of these commanders underwent training from DCAF in 2022 on the subject and have been tasked by the Police Education Department to cascade the training within their operational units. The officers discuss why it is important for men to stand up and champion gender equity, demonstrating why International Women’s Day should be commemorated by all.