Maria Luisa Regalado & CODEMUH interview

The Honduran women’s collective (Codemuh) highlights the struggles of Honduran women who work in clothing and textile sweatshops owned by transnational corporations like Montreal -based Gildan Activewear.

Common Frontiers organized a human rights and elections observation mission to Honduras from November 17-27th 2013. The goal was to see first-hand how Canada’s investment is impacting human, labour, environmental and democratic rights in Honduras, and support the electoral and human rights process during the presidential elections. The mission was concerned with the Canadian government’s focus on increasing corporate profits via trade and investment amidst a political and human rights crisis in Honduras. The work focused on three major sectors with strong Canadian interests; Maquiladora, Mega Tourism, and Mining.