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WELCOME TO THE ARCHIVE (1994-2014) OF THE MAQUILA SOLIDARITY NETWORK. For current information on our ongoing work on the living wage, women's labour rights, freedom of association, corporate accountability and Bangladesh fire and safety, please visit our new website, launched in October, 2015:

Welcome to the MSN Archive (1994-2014)

March 26, 2015

Please visit MSN' new website by clicking here.

This archive documents the work of the Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) and our partners and allies over a 20 year-long trajectory and provides what we hope are useful historical references and lessons for ongoing research, analysis and work related to women and labour rights issues in global supply chains. Much of the English-language material can also be found in Spanish on the Spanish page.

At the end of December 2014, MSN closed its Canadian campaigning and public education programs. This archive shares much of that history.

The About MSN section of the archive includes links to specific campaigns we worked on as well as to individual articles and urgent actions published through the years. The Resources section contains all issues of regular publications including the 8-page newsletter Maquila Solidarity Update published between 2003 and 2014; the Codes Memo, published between 2001 and 2008, which critically examined developments in voluntary codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs); as well as links to other studies, tool kits, and reports on forums and events in which MSN played an important role.

To learn about our current work see our new website

Continue to support worker rights campaigns
The organizations listed here coordinate campaigns in support of workers' rights in global supply chains. For campaign updates, please visit their websites:

Clean Clothes Campaign
Labour Behind the Label
International Labor Rights Forum
IndustriALL - the global union for manufacturing sector
Good Electronics Network
Coalition for Immokalee Workers