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Transforming Communities Through Education

Felipa de Jesús Cruz

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have received this scholarship for higher education, both to the team at the Salvadoran Association for Integrated Health and Social Services (APSIES) and to the CoDevelopment family, as I gained the capacity to learn new methodologies and techniques.  Many times, I have been limited for not having a higher degree and unable to obtain salary improvements.  (more…)

Struggling for Rights in Maquilas

Rosa Lina Rodríguez

Rosa Dina Rodríguez is 33 years old and has worked for over 9 years in maquilas, producing goods for brands such as Nike, Under Armour, and Gildan and for stores including Walmart. As a result of maquila workplace conditions, Rosa has a disability in her right shoulder, damage to her spine and both her hands. She has already undergone two surgeries in her right hand and is waiting for a third on her left.  (more…)

A Win for Labour Rights in Honduras

Lilliam Castillo

Liliam Castillo is 36 years old. She was born in La Paz and at the age of 15 moved to San Pedro Sula, in northern Honduras, in search of employment. She is a single mother of two, a fifteen-year-old daughter and an eighteen-year-old son. Liliam has been working for Gildan Activewear, a Canadian multinational in Honduras, for 10 years.  (more…)

Delta Apparel Urgent Action Update: One Step Forward, 2 steps Back

As we reported last month in our Urgent Action in support of workers fired from Delta’s clothing assembly plant in Honduras, in April the company illegally fired 40 workers suffering from musculoskeletal injuries at their factory in Villanueva, Cortés, Honduras. (more…)

Victory for Public Education in Colombia

After 37 days of striking, CODEV partner the Federation of Colombian Educators (FECODE) reached an agreement with the Ministry of Education in Colombia.

Carlos Rivas, President of FECODE

Teachers were joined by students and parents in organized peaceful actions across the country, in some cases there were serious confrontations between peaceful protesters and police officers, and furthermore in the context of the national strike three teachers were killed and one disappeared. (more…)