In 2023, the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in named OFRANEH the recipient of the 2023 Human Rights and Business Award in Geneva.
The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) creates processes to defend the rights of the Garifuna and indigenous peoples of Honduras. Defending life, culture and territory are the common aims that unite the coastal communities of thenorthern region as part of OFRANEH. Their women are, to a large extent, the ones who sustain and help the Organisation build models of community life based on collective care and common wellbeing. In recent years, these women defenders and OFRANEH have become victims of hundreds of attacks on their human rights.