More than 1 million
children under the age of 18 work as laborers in Colombia.
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are usually carried out by right-wing paramilitary groups allied with the Colombian government.
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At least 51
trade unionists were murdered in Colombia in 2010 and over 2,500
have been killed in the past 15 years.
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More than half
of child laborers in Colombia work more than the daily maximum limit set forth by law and over 10% work more than 48 hours per week
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trade unionists have been assassinated
so far this year, as have at least 22
human rights defenders.
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of trade unionists in Colombia go un-prosecuted 96%
of the time.
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No freedom in Colombia Free Trade
Take action for your union brothers and sisters!
The Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) enables government corruption and dangerous worker safety regulations for children and union members. Last year, 51 trade unionists were slain in the streets of Colombia. Over 2,850 trade unionists were murdered in the last 25 years.
Find out why the Colombia FTA is a betrayal of fundamental human rights.