Lynda Yanz

Founding Member and Coordinator

Maquila Solidarity Network

606 Shaw Street
Ontario M6G 3L6
Phone: 416-532-8584
Fax: 416-532-7688

Lynda Yanz is a founding member and coordinator of the Maquila Solidarity Network, a Canadian network that promotes solidarity with women's and labour rights groups in Mexico, Central America and Asia, working with export processing zone workers to improve working conditions and wages. She has a long history of activism in the women's movement and on issues related to labour rights and international solidarity. She is the author and editor of numerous articles and publications on the globalized garment industry and on the strengths and weaknesses of codes of conduct and monitoring as tools for improving working conditions.

Lynda is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International, which oversees the SA8000 standard and certification program. Previously she was president of the tri-national Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras (1999-2000); Executive Director of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canada's largest women's organization (1993-94); and coordinator of the Women's Program for International Council for Adult Education (1985-1991).

Focus: Gender, Human Rights, Jobs, Canada, Americas, Global, Asia

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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