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Labour Justice for Maquila Workers in La Laguna

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Labour Justice for Maquila Workers in La Laguna


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.

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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.


Through workshops and communication materials, women will learn about, recognize and defend their labor rights, and improve the ability to organize themselves.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Organization Information


Location: Mexico City, N/A - Mexico
Marcela Salazar
Project Leader:
Marcela Salazar
Resource Development Director
Mexico City, n/a Mexico

Funded Project!

Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $310 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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