Partner Focus: NOMADESC

Solidarity in Action

Challenging times such as these make it apparent what a unique organization CoDev is. We have incredible staff, board members, and supporters and, more than that, we are privileged to work with communities in Latin America that are on the frontlines of advocating for human rights.  (more…)

CoDev Recognized for Human Rights Work

We are thrilled and honoured to be the 2012 recipient of the Renate Shearer Award for Human Rights. Thank you to the BC Human Rights Coalition and the Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada for recognizing the work of CoDev and our Latin American partners! (more…)

Campesinos Shut Down Highways Across Guatemala

Guatemalan farmers’ organizations, including the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) producers of CoDev’s Café Ético Guatemalan coffee, mobilized across the country today after the long awaited Rural Development bill was blocked by manouevres of the Guatemalan business elite. (more…)

Honduran Teachers: Struggling for Justice

Upon entering the room where the Women’s Network of the Honduran College of Middle School Teachers (COPEMH) was holding its workshop on Non-Sexist Pedagogy, you wouldn’t know that many of the teachers there had just heard they’d lost their jobs. The positive energy in the room was palpable, as was the excitement of 36 women (more…)

Help CoDev’s partners oppose Charter Cities in Honduras: neoliberalism with a healthy dose of neocolonialism

On September 4th 2012, the Honduran government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MGK group to build the first in a series of so-called Charter Cities, or Special Development Regions (SDRs). This marks the latest stage in the Honduran government’s and Charter City proponents’ plan to “kick-start” the Honduran economy and to provide a “path to prosperity” for Honduras’ poor. According to them, this will happen by creating independent city states where investors will create everything from the physical infrastructure itself to the laws, regulations, police forces, courts, schools, healthcare, taxation, or lack thereof. In essence, this is a return to neocolonial days of company towns where companies controlled towns, states, and sometimes government policy. (more…)