After the press conference I had the opportunity to meet with representatives of a women's forum ( Foro de Mujeres por la Vida).
Femicide is a major problem in Honduras. In the majority of the cases, the women have been killed in scenes of great cruelty: abducted, raped, tortured, dismembered, and in some cases their bodies left in public places with obscene messages written on them.
The forum provides education for women and accompaniment. In cases of domestic violence, they offer women safe houses.
We discussed the possibility of representatives of the forum coming to Washington DC to learn about our legislative process and perhaps meet with legislators to discuss the Honduran situation.
Since I don't leave for Tegucigalpa until Wednesday, tomorrow is a free day. I plan to spend much of the day walking along the beach. I have been assured it is relatively safe so long as I leave the beach before dark. I plan to do so.