100 Blanca Velázquez Díaz

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  • Mexico
  • Workers’ rights activist

 

Blanca Velázquez Díaz is director of Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador (CAT), a support centre that promotes labour rights in Mexico.

Formerly a manufacturing worker, Blanca founded CAT in 2001 to support primarily female workforces. She is also a recipient of the Óscar Romero Award for unsung human rights heroes.

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