Caren Weisbart is a Senior Program Officer at the Maquila Solidarity Network, a labour and women’s rights organization that supports the efforts of workers in the global garment and footwear industries to improve wages, working conditions, and respect for their rights.
MSN works closely with trade union, women’s and labour rights organizations to combat factory-level labour rights violations and to achieve sustainable solutions to systemic issues that block progress toward decent work and living wages. MSN collaborates with international allies on strategic global campaigns to achieve these goals.
For over 22 years, Caren has worked on post-conflict transitional justice, including supporting survivors of genocide and sexual violence in Guatemala – where she lived for over a decade. Her focus over the past 15 years has been on corporate accountability in the mining and garment industries.