Advancing the rights of the Lenca people
The Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), or the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras is an Indigenous Lenca organization made up of 200 Lenca communities in the western Honduran states of Intibuca, Lempira, La Paz, and Santa Barbara. COPINH was born in 1993 when the Indigenous and popular movements in the Honduran state of Intibuca came together to stop logging and advance popular struggles.
Today, COPINH encompasses 4 states in western Honduras and struggles for the rights of the Lenca people, including environmental, cultural, economic, social, health, education, and Indigenous rights. COPINH defends the Lenca territory and our natural resources as part of its Lenca cosmovision of respect for Mother Earth.