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Independent Monitoring Team of Honduras (EMIH)


We are an Independent Monitoring Team with capacity to contribute to the welfare of workers, using a strategy that links gender analysis and the promotion of human rights to achieve social and economic justice.


EMIH monitors, verifies, researches and documents the behaviour of the labour market, compliance with legislation and national and international procedures in labour relations within in the export industries, as well as the working conditions under which men and women in the formal, informal and home sectors.

EMIH promotes and enables the use of standards, principles, policies and procedures relating to human rights, gender and social responsibility, and provides linkages for coordination with networks, institutions and local and international organizations.

EMIH's website:

Some examples of EMIH's work with MSN:

February 3, 2009

MFA+3: Labour Rights in a Changing Garment Industry

On September 30 – October 2, 2008, MSN and the Honduran Independent Monitoring Team (EMIH) co-sponsored a regional seminar entitled "MFA+3: Labour Rights in a Changing Garment Industry."  The seminar brought together approximately 60 representatives of labour and women's rights organizations from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina.

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