Category Archives: Research

U.S. Trade policy and Immigration: Connecting the Dots

COMMENTARY The border, migrant laborers, the maquiladoras and now ICE jails and deportation. Why hasn’t the discourse on immigration reform ever taken into account how NAFTA produced waves of migration to the U.S.?  Or how CAFTA created maquiladora jobs but … Continue reading

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Delegate reflection, Priscilla L.

PRISCILLA LUERA  (October Delegation, 2016) “We just got back from our 62nd delegation to Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuña in Mexico! I would like to personally thank you for making this life-changing experience possible. It was an amazing trip where … Continue reading

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Delegate reflection, Cristina G.

FALL 2016 Women on the Border provided scholarships to two persons so that they could cross the border on a delegation produced by our allies in Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera in collaboration with the activists workers of Comité … Continue reading

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Delegate reflection, Leticia A.

S P R I N G 2017 May Delegation Reflection Essay “Delegation to Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuña: NAFTA and maquiladora workers” by Lissette Almanza I left Austin on May 26, 2017, with empty hands (manos vacias) to go on … Continue reading

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WOMEN AND FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL (2019)

Why Buy Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a global movement that puts people and planet first by ensuring fair practices and living wages for workers, producers and sellers of all consumer goods.   For women in the global economy, fair trade assures … Continue reading

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Why Buy Fair Trade?

Fair Trade What is it?    Fair Trade is a global movement that puts people and planet first by ensuring fair practices and living wages for workers, producers and sellers of all consumer goods.   For women in the global economy, fair … Continue reading

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Environmental concerns at the Mexican border

ESSAY on Mexican farmers’ displacement and Mexico’s rejection of genetically modified organisms.  “Farmers, NAFTA, and Global Agricultural Corporate Power” by Elvia R. Arriola, WOB Director. A visit to the Mexican border to view the conditions for workers in the maquiladoras often provides surprises … Continue reading

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Jessica Chapin joins WOB Board of Directors (2019)

 Jess Chapin has a long history of academic research and activism around the struggles of women, immigrants and gender minorities on the U.S.-Mexico border and within in the U.S.  Her doctoral work in cultural anthropology addressed issues of gender and border … Continue reading

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WOB HISTORY PHOTOS

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WOMEN ON THE BORDER HISTORY PHOTOS Click to see photos stored using Photomyne App:  FUERZA UNIDA AT THE DE PAUL CONFERENCE (2001) THE WOMEN OF FUERZA  UNIDA CFO WOMEN ATTEND DE PAUL CONFERENCE (2001) WORKERS INTERVIEWED FOR WOB IN 2001-02 … Continue reading

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THE DIGNITY AND JUSTICE MAQUILA: A DREAM ON HOLD

The Dignity and Justice Maquiladora: A Dream on Hold **Dr. Judith Rosenberg, January 2012   One July morning in 2001, I was snooping around the offices of the Comité Fronterizo de Obreras/os in Piedras Negras. I was teaching English to … Continue reading

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