In the latter part of the trip, Cathleen and Omar traveled to Guatemala to meet with Guatemalan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oscar Padilla Lam. Already familiar with Global Workers work, Vice Minister Padilla was enthusiastic to explore possibilities for further collaboration.
Executive Director, Cathleen Caron and Policy Advocacy Program Manager, Omar Angel traveled to Central America to meet with allies, Defender Network members, and government agencies in El Salvador and Guatemala. Traveling through the region provided Global Workers the opportunity to strengthen existing alliances and build new ones, as well as to foster new initiatives.
The mission of the Global Workers Justice Alliance is to combat worker exploitation by promoting portable justice for transnational migrants through a cross-border network of worker advocates and resources.
Global Workers coined the term portable justice to describe the right and ability of transnational migrant workers to access justice in the countries of employment even after they have departed for their home countries.