Did you know that more than a million women that work in the textile and artisan manufacturing industry receive 5.7 pesos by the hour, in comparison to the 10 pesos by the hour that the males receive as a salary for the same job?*
Hence, Semillas supports local organizations that defend and promote the rights of working women in assembly factories (maquilas) and domestic work.
The following organizations are funded by Semillas to aid domestic workers, and in the maquila industry, to overcome the difficulties they encounter when trying to achieve dignified labor conditions.
*Data from: CIMACNoticias. “Pierden derechos laborales más de un millón de costureras informales” en: www.cimacnoticias.com/noticias/05ene/s05012401.html, enero, 2005.