Category Archives: Research

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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WOMEN AND FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL (2018)

Women & Fair Trade Festival Forthcoming December 2018 Women on the Border will join our ally community organization Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera in celebrating the 15th Annual Women and Fair Trade Festival. Join us at Ironwood Hall, 505 East … 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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What is a maquiladora?

The Maquiladora Industry Q. What is a Maquiladora?   A. Assembly factories that are usually owned by U.S. based multinational corporations (MNCS) to produce and export a variety of household electrical, technological and automotive parts and supplies for export and consumption in … Continue reading

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Serial Sexual Femicide in Ciudad Juarez.

Julia Monarrez Fragoso published a critical study on the murders in Ciudad Juarez as a manifestation of “femicide,” i.e.,  anti-woman, or gender based homicides. The article, Serial Sexual Femicide in Ciudad Juarez: 1993-2001 is available in English and Spanish.

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ATCF Quinceañera Solidarity Campaign

Women on the Border Board Member Donna Blevins opens Austin Tan Cerca’s new Indiegogo Quinceañera Solidarity Campaign with a powerful appeal.  She talks about Tan Cerca’s annual commitment to send $6,000 to fund an organizer with the Comité Fronterizo Obrera working for … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE IS DETAINED?

IMMIGRATION DETENTION – A PRIMER The following provides basic information for persons who have been arrested and detained on suspicion of a criminal offense or of being in violation of the immigration laws by being in this country and working … Continue reading

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Who are the targets of ICE detainers?

The Department of Homeland Security, through its Border Security  division daily apprehends and subsequently detains through the division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) thousands of persons believed to be present in the U.S.A. without proper travel or work visas. Query … Continue reading

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Table on U.S. Trade Agreements (242)

Name of Trade Agreement Between     Summary of Agreement Benefits Under Agreement Agreement On Global Technical Regulations For Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment And Parts This Agreement establishes a process for the joint development of global technical regulations to ensure the safety, … Continue reading

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