Despite the coup d’état in Honduras, the project built up and maintained ‘spaces for visibility on women’s issues’. Thus the project strengthened women’s knowledge of their rights and their capabilities to defend and exercise these rights. It also provided women with a privileged place to participate in politics. The project therefore greatly contributed to the empowerment of women in a socio-political context that was characterised by the weakening, instability and lack of legitimacy of the spaces for democratic participation.