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LAC Regional/North Andes: Promoting Fundamental Labor Rights in Colombia and Venezuela

duration: 1 year 4 months 30 days (From 1 February 2020 to 30 June 2021)
budget: not communicated

Objective 1: To strengthen the capacity of Venezuelan unions to defend fundamental labor rights

Objective 2: To strengthen the capacity of Colombian unions to defend improvements to the labor rights legal framework and press for application of the law

To address the closing space for civil society and the growing repression of democratic freedoms in Venezuela, the Center will strengthen the capacity of union partners to monitor and report rights violations and defend basic liberties and trade union autonomy. To maintain and defend recent gains in fundamental labor rights in Colombia, the Center will build union capacity to advocatefor improved access to justice throughparticipation in wider civil society platforms and the use of national and international mechanisms.


Lauren Stewart