Category Archives: Human Rights

Victory in Nicaragua! National Assembly passes Violence against Women Law

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CoDev’s Nicaraguan partner, MEC (Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women) and the wider women’s movement in Nicaragua achieved a significant victory in January 2012 when the National Assembly voted to bring into legislation a Law Against Violence Against … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Human Rights, Labour Rights, Nicaragua | 1 Comment

Cordoba, Colombia: A dangerous place to be a union leader

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Guest Blogger Irene Lanzinger, B.C. Federation of Labour, shares a report from a recent CoDev delegation to Colombia. On Friday, December 2, Domingo Ayala, the president of the Teachers’ Union of Cordoba (ADEMACOR) walked into our hotel lobby. He was … Continue reading

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Buenaventura, Colombia: Where Free Trade Meets Mass Graves

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“The FTA would deepen the crisis that we are living here because the FTA is synonymous with privatization and privatization is synonymous with unemployment, unemployment is synonymous with poverty and misery and misery is synonymous with loss of autonomy and … Continue reading

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Carmen Aguirre to speak at CoDev AGM!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our 2011 AGM!  We hope you learned a bit about CoDev and had a great time.  A special thanks to Rhizome Cafe for hosting us, to Carmen Aguirre for sharing some readings from her … Continue reading

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Troubled by the Murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo

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CoDev, along with many other civil society organizations, have signed on to a letter addressed to the Embassy of Canada in Colombia calling for full cooperation in the investigations surrounding the murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo.  We invite you … Continue reading

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