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Welcome to the website of the project “Building an Agenda on Women’s Labor Rights, Bringing Together Domestic Workers and Women Workers of Garment Factories and Textile Workshops.” This project is a partnership between a coalition of international women’s funds, networks, and movements that work on behalf of women’s labor rights in Mesoamerica and the Southern Cone of Latin America. 


We invite you to explore, contribute to and become a part of the efforts to create an agenda that will contribute to increasing the visibility and the strength of the women’s labor movement.


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Chile. A draft bill that establishes improvements in the working hours of household workers was approved.


On October 9, the Chamber of Deputies of Chile approved the draft bill that establishes improvements in the work schedule of household workers (HW) and gave way to the ratification process of Convention 189. We talked to Ruth Olate, spokeswoman of the National Coordinating Body for Household Workers, about the work that the HW have carried out on this issue and the challenges that lie ahead.


New tools to defend women’s labor rights


The versions of the manuals Tools to promote the labor rights of sewing workers and Tools to promote the labor rights of household workers were printed and delivered to the organizations that integrate the Labor Rights program of the Fund for Women in the South. For the manual on household work, a translation to jopará -the language spoken by a big part of the population in Paraguay, especially the working sector- was additionally made.



II South Cone Regional Meeting of Household and Sewing Workers.


From the 27th to the 29th of June, 56 women met in Buenos Aires representing 37 worker organizations in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile. Two partner networks participated in this Meeting: the Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) and the Latin American and the Caribbean Confederation of Household Workers (CONLACTRAHO), as well as the Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM).


Collective of Women Advocators for Labor Rights - Mexico.


The organizations participating in the Semilla’s Labor Rights program have formed a Collective of Women Advocators for Labor Rights, which aims to be acknowledged as a network of organizations working to promote and advocate for the human rights of maquila and household workers. The creation of this collective is very useful and meaningful as it formalizes the collective work that the organizations began to carry out three years ago. This has created a sense of greater unity between the organizations, since it is perceived as a network located in several states of the Republic.

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