Monthly Archives: July 2012

Yoga for Maquiladora Workers

STRESS RELIEF TRAINING FOR MAQUILADORA WORKERS Everyone who knows anything about the conditions for working women in the NAFTA factories at the border knows that on the whole workers’ bodies are treated like cogs in the wheel of production. It … Continue reading

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Just Breathe: Yoga for Maquiladora Workers

Just Breathe: Recovery for the Body of the Maquiladora Worker  Elvia Rosales Arriola, Executive Director, WOMEN ON THE BORDER What if Women on the Border, as an aspect of our mission to educate,  could take stress- relief training to the women … Continue reading

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Mission of Women on the Border

Women on the Border is a Texas-based 501c3 non profit organization engaged in educational projects involving contact with women who are fighting against abuses by U.S. based investor corporations under the North American Free Trade Agreement. We are dedicated to … Continue reading

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What is a Maquiladora?

The term “maquiladora” has been equated with “sweatshop.” It is a place where workers get no respect, where they are treated like machines not humans, where they often have to  use toxic chemicals without proper safety gear.  The chemicals or … Continue reading

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What is NAFTA?

  The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It … Continue reading

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