Workers Organizations


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Project to Increase Worker Voice and Address Forced Labor, Child Labor, and Other Labor Violations in Cattle Raising Areas of Brazil and Paraguay

The Project to Increase Worker Voice and Address Forced Labor, Child Labor, and Other Labor Violations in Cattle Raising Areas of Brazil and Paraguay will help to increase collective action by workers organizations (WOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to address forced labor, child labor, and other labor violations in cattle raising areas of Brazil and Paraguay, specifically in the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso do Sul and in the Paraguayan Department of Boquerón in the Chaco region.

Brazil, Paraguay International Labor Organization (ILO) $5,000,000 12/15/2022 12/14/2026

Improving Respect for Workers’ Rights in Bangladesh

This project aims to improve labor conditions in the construction, garment, shrimp farming, and tea sectors, with a focus on gender-based violence and harassment, occupational safety and health, and climate change and environmental degradation.

Bangladesh Solidarity Center $3,000,000 10/01/2022 09/30/2026

Building an Independent & Democratic Labor Movement to Protect Worker Rights in Mexico

This project will strengthen the capacity of unions to organize by legitimizing collective bargaining agreements, supporting internal leadership elections, building partnerships, and providing independent unions with legal support and training for lawyers. The project will operate in the Mexican states of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Estado de Mexico and Mexico City, as well as Mexico’s northern states by promoting authentic collective bargaining in the automotive, auto parts, aerospace, call centers, electronics, garment, industrial bakeries, logistics and mining sectors.

Mexico Solidarity Center $10,000,000 07/19/2022 07/18/2024

Increasing Collective Action to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Other Unacceptable Conditions of Work in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The project will work with civil society and workers' organizations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to strengthen their capacity and bolster their collaboration with government agencies, the private sector and other stakeholders to protect labor rights and reduce child labor and forced labor. The project will focus on organizations that represent indigenous, Afro-descendant, and Garifuna populations, while promoting gender and racial equity.

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Pan American Development Foundation $8,400,000 12/31/2021 06/06/2026

Support the Promotion of Labor Standards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

This project seeks to promote greater compliance with labor law and standards for acceptable conditions of work, including occupational safety and health, hours of work, and wages in the DRC’s mining, distribution, and construction/public works sectors.

Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC) International Labour Organization $3,000,000 12/15/2021 04/14/2025

Improving Respect for Workers’ Rights in Agricultural Supply Chains in Honduras and Guatemala, and the Maquila Sector in El Salvador

Photo by Luis Fuentes

Part of the Root Causes of Migration Strategy for northern Central America, this project seeks to improve workers’ rights in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador by supporting workers’ organizations in the banana, melon, palm oil, and pineapple sectors in Honduras; the banana and palm oil sectors in Guatemala; and in the garments (maquila) sector in El Salvador.

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Solidarity Center $5,050,000 12/15/2021 08/14/2025

ALFA: Addressing Labor Exploitation in Fishing in ASEAN

The ALFA project will strengthen the capacity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sectoral bodies and member countries to coordinate and collaborate to address forced labor and abusive working conditions in the region’s fishing industry. ALFA will focus on ASEAN regional policy implementation, and increased engagement with the private sector, worker organizations, and civil society to mitigate forced labor and trafficking, and improve working conditions for a more sustainable, responsible and resilient fishing sector.

Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) $2,500,000 12/15/2021 06/14/2026

Strengthening Decent Work in the Fishing Sector in South America

This project aims to address labor abuses in the fishing sector in South America, with a focus on Ecuador and Peru.

Ecuador, Peru International Labor Organization (ILO) $5,000,000 12/15/2021 06/14/2026

Helping Protect Armenians’ Rights Together

This project will promote greater compliance with labor law and increase workers’ access to judicial and non-judicial remedies for labor violations in Armenia, with a focus on the mining and service sectors.


Armenia International Labour Organization $2,000,000 11/12/2020 05/11/2024
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