Nicaragua: Rights for women workers
In Nicaragua, the Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Working and Unemployed Women (MEC) lobbied and mobilized support to ensure the National Employment Policy was rooted in a gender perspective, recognizing and legitimizing the needs and rights of women workers.
MEC produced a documentary on women's contribution to the economy. They also carried out campaigns on labour rights and occupational health and safety including the broadcast of 5,000 radio spots, 2,000 ads on television and 3,800 ads in local movie theatres.
40,000 pocket manuals on labour rights were distributed to workers around the country.