Happy International Women’s Day!


¡Feliz día de la mujer! CoDev celebrates the work of our Latin American Sisters striving for equality and justice. Twenty-six years working together for women’s rights, workers rights and human rights!  CoDev celebra el labor de nuestras hermanas en Latinoamérica luchando por la igualdad y la justicia. ¡Veintiséis años trabajando juntos para los derechos de la mujer, los derechos laborales y los derechos humanos!

Strategizing in the Cold

Barbara Wood, CoDev Executive Director, shares the first of a 3-part report on Berenice Celeyta’s (NOMADESC) 2011 visit to Canada.

The two of us turned the corner onto Rideau Street and were nearly knocked over by the wind. Colombian partner and human rights defender, Berenice Celeyta, and I were on our way to visit the office of Peter Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster. Walking the three blocks at these temperatures is nothing for those that live in Ottawa but definitely rather shocking for a Colombian used to the tropical temperatures of Cali. Some cold weather doesn’t stop a Colombian human rights worker though, (more…)

Partner to Speak on Human Rights in Colombia

Human rights defender Berenice Celeyta says that international solidarity helps to keep her alive and able to continue her work. Celeyta is the founder and director of one of CoDev’s partners, NOMADESC, an organization dedicated to working with local communities in the south west region of Colombia to defend and promote their rights. (more…)

Welcome to CoDev’s New Website!

CoDev Staff Photo - Holiday 2010

The team at CoDev are thrilled to welcome you to our newly designed website!  Working with the incredible team at Raised Eyebrow we are now pleased to offer you some incredible online features that will keep you informed about our work and offer you a chance to support our partners and their work for global justice! (more…)

Upcoming Honduras Exchange for Health and Safety Activists

We’re planning our next exchange to Honduras for Health and Safety Activists within Canadian Unions. The exchange is planned for the beginning of April 2011.  Our partners in Honduras, the Honduran Women’s Collective (CODEMUH), have spent years researching, educating and accompanying sweatshop factory workers with Occupational Health and Safety claims. We will be working with the Honduran team  (more…)