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Violence Against Colombian Trade Unionists Project
This project responds to the horrific level of violence against Colombian trade unionists and the near-total impunity their murderers enjoy.
Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists. Nearly every year, more trade unionists are killed in Colombia than in the rest of the world combined. The majority of violence against trade unionists is in response to basic union activities. Since 1986, over 2,800 trade unionists have been assassinated in Colombia. Over 95% of these murders go completely unpunished.
USLEAP works to change U.S. aid and trade policy towards Colombia in an effort to end impunity and violence against Colombian trade unionists. This work includes leading delegations to Colombia, producing and distributing analysis of trends with respect to violence and impunity in Colombia, advocacy efforts with policy makers with respect to U.S. aid and trade policy, opposition to a free trade agreement with Colombia, and producing basic educational materials, including a Power Point presentation, bulletins, and a special report on worker rights in Colombia. On this project, USLEAP works with the AFL-CIO, Latin America Working Group, the U.S. Office on Colombia, Witness for Peace, and a number of U.S. trade unions.
For more information, check out our campaign page on violence against Colombian trade unionists.
- Guiding Principles
- Projects and Initiatives
- Trade and Worker Rights Project
- Violence Against Colombian Trade Unionists Project
- Worker Rights Education and Strategy Development Initiative
- Banana Worker Justice Project
- Flower Worker Justice Project
- Sweatshop (Maquiladora Worker) Project
- Coffee Worker Justice Project
- Organizational Structure
- Board of Directors
- In Memoriam: Hank Frundt
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