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Honduran law offers some protections against gender-based violence for women and girls. However, rape, domestic violence, and human trafficking still occur throughout the country and widespread impunity for perpetrators continues to be a serious problem.
For further information and guidance for individuals from the U. Women and girls in Honduras have equal legal rights and protections when entering or dissolving a marriage.
Marriage and divorce in Honduras is governed by the Federal Family Code. In Julylawmakers in Honduras voted to set age 18 as the minimum age of marriage for boys and girls without exceptions.
This means that girls and boys under age 18 cannot get married even with the permission of their parents. Honduran females are often subject to early marriages, with 37 percent of girls reportedly married before age However, if a married girl becomes pregnant before reaching age 16, the possibility of either spouse obtaining an annulment is eliminated, but this does not impact their ability to file for a divorce.
In Honduras, there are some protections for women and girls facing forced marriage and other threats of violence.
However, corruption and other hurdles can place victims at risk. While programs have been put into place to address the problem of domestic violence, it can be prosecuted as a criminal act only in certain specified instances and sanctioned with community service and penalties and enforcement of the law is rare.
Women are often reluctant to report domestic violence incidents given that society appears to tolerate domestic violence and the police are not likely to adequately investigate such cases. Women do not require permission to leave the country. They can leave on their own whether they are pregnant or married.
However, the transport of a Honduran minor may be limited if the mother lacks full custody or authorization from the father. Please check the exit requirements for Honduras for the most up-to-date travel information. Get Help.
Marriage in Honduras Women and girls in Honduras have equal legal rights and protections when entering or dissolving a marriage. Assistance for Individuals from the United States Get Help The Tahirih Justice Center Forced Marriage Initiative We are available to help individuals from the United States who are facing or fleeing forced marriage in Honduras, including providing phone, text, and support, connecting with the U.
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