Marzo 2009

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Rio de Janiero, Brazil, May 4, 2009

Global Workers Mexico Director, Griselda Vega, was invited to Rio de Janiero, Brazil for the Global Alliance Against Trafficking of Women (GAATW)(www.gaatw.org) and Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe Contra la Trata de Personas (REDLAC) Regional Training on Access to Justice and Recognizing Rights. The conference was made up of both members and non-members of the network who came together to look at and discuss the regional challenges of accessing justice for trafficking victims and strategize on how to overcome those challenges.

Mexico City, Mexico, March 10, 2009

Global Workers’ Mexico Director, Griselda Vega, started a two-week Mexico trip in Mexico City to meet with colleagues and strategize on expanding our Defender Network in Mexico. She met with NGOs who provided generous assistance such as the Red Nacional de Organismos Civiles Todos los Derechos para Todas y Todos “RED TDT” (www.redtdt.org.mx), Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (www.mexico.sejemi.org), and Sin Fronteras (www.sinfronteras.org.mx).

Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 12, 2009

Kate D’Adamo, Global Workers’ Program Assistant, joined Griselda for the Oaxaca portion of the trip. The first stop in Oaxaca was Juxtlahuaca, a small city nestled into the Northwest mountains of Oaxaca to meet with our Defender – Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations (www.fiob.org), a human rights organization which operates all over the state of Oaxaca. Juxtlahuaca is a beautiful city in the heart of the Mixteca region, one of 16 different indigenous groups to Oaxaca.

Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 13, 2009

The next stop was with our Defender – Centro de Derechos Humanos Ñu’u Ji Kandií. Ñu’u Ji Kandií located in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, a town located in the central western part of Oaxaca. Griselda and Kate met with the team and gave each other updates, as well as walked through the case facilitation hypothetical, and then proceeded to have a productive discussion on outreach materials. The staff advised that in order to create the best outreach materials for migrants, we should also consider the need for know-your-rights information for the migrant’s family members who stay behind.

Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 16, 2009

While Global Workers has the western part of Oaxaca covered, we are still looking for a Defender partner in Oaxaca City, so while there, Griselda and Kate met with Tequio Juridico, an organization we hope to collaborate with in the future.

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico, March 18, 2009

In San Cristobal, Chiapas Griselda met with the RED de Defensores Comunitarios por los Derechos Humanos (www.defensorescomunitarios.org), our Defender in central Chiapas. We discussed the specific project the RED is currently working on, an economic rights survey. Under Mexican law, their citizens are entitled to basic human, health, social services, but for many indigenous communities this is not the reality.

Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, March 19, 2009

Griselda’s final stop, in the two-week trip, was Tapachula, located in the southern most part of Chiapas on the Guatemala border. In Tapachula, Griselda, worked with our Defender Centro de Derechos Fray Matias de Cordova (www.cdhfraymatias.org.mx). Fray Matias has been one of our most active Defenders working on cases that involved video depositions or obtaining medical documentation for a catastrophically injured worker.

Noticias

"Tribunal canadiense ordena a empresa indemnizar a trabajadoras mexicanas" (fuente: La Jornada)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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