In its first episode, Working Women Moving Forward introduces us to Dania Obando, general secretary of the Union of Palm Workers (SITRAPA) of Costa Rica.
Odilia Caal Có, general secretary of the Winner Workers’ Union (Sitrawinner), was held against her will in the offices of the company, where she was beaten and threatened until she signed a statement withdrawing from the union. The Korean-owned Winners Textil maquiladora company makes clothes for several companies that are very well-known around the globe. In that microcosm, labor persecution is characterized by brutally violent practices and vicious harassment.
This month of May, Rel-UITA (IUF Latin America) and Clamu (the IUF Latin American Women’s Committee) launched “Ronda Viva,” a program that seeks to provide a space for connection between the Regional Organization’s women and LGBTI people in times of COVID-19.