This project will provide 40 women with knowledge of the labor rights so they can promote the development of strategies to defend them and thus decrease related violations.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Maquila Industry in Mexico is well know for its precarious labor conditions. Women are especially vulnerable as they also face gender discrimination in the workplace. Long hours, inadequate pay and a lack of benefits or protection impact thousands of poor women in the Laguna region in Coahuila. Today, they also have to face the closing of many maquila factories. This project aims to educate those women about their labor rights and increase their participation in the defense of those rights.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through workshops and communication materials, women will learn about, recognize and defend their labor rights, and improve the ability to organize themselves.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will directly educate 40 women about their labor rights, who will at the same time promote them among other women. This will increase their opportunities to advance better standards and fairer working practices.
Total Funding Received to Date: $310
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $310 . The original project funding goal was $10,820.