Renowned activist Caceres was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, honouring grassroots activists for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment. She was granted the award for her fearless work in defending the Gualcarque River, its surrounding environment, and people from the Agua Zarca Dam.
In a letter addressed to the President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández, the President of the Education International (EI) regional committee for Latin America, Hugo Yasky, as well as several other key regional education leaders, raised the killing of Caceres. Yasky highlighted the fact that EI defends quality public education and the right to freedom of association. In its work, EI also aims to ensure decent working conditions for the labour sector of education “as an essential condition to guarantee democracy, equality, social justice and human rights”.