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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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Delegate reflection: Melissa G.H.

  Melissa went on a delegation with support from WOB.  The experiential learning of a delegation brings to life the impact of U.S. and Mexico trade agreements. ********** Dear Women on the Border, My name is Melissa Gamez-Herrera and I … 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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Historical note on Immigration from Mexico…

Although there has been an increased focus on Mexican immigration to the United States, Mexicans have been migrating north for better opportunities since our nation was formed.  When the U.S. gained control of the Southwest, the Mexican population that was … Continue reading

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Well Being and Health at the Border

The delicate balance between life and death: a child with hemophilia, a single mother and maquiladora worker in Ciudad Acuña. by Elvia R. Arriola, J.D., M.A., Executive Director,  Women on the Border, Inc. The Place:  Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, October 13, 2007 … Continue reading

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NIU LAW STUDENTS ATTEND BORDER DELEGATION

The educational trip (Fall 2005) involved sending students from Professor Arriola’s seminar, Women, Law and the Global Economy down to Austin, Texas for a 3 day weekend experience. They met with working women who are actively fighting against exposure to … Continue reading

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Pictures from visits to Ciudad Acuña

The disparities at the border are obvious… fancy offices for the maquiladora owners, poor and run down housing for the workers… who have children Worker’s Housing,  Cd. Acuña

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PROJECT ON GENDER, HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBALIZATION

Background for NIU Seminar, Women, Law and the Global Economy, produced by Professor Elvia R Arriola, Northern Illinois University College of Law   This is a multifaceted project that offers students an opportunity to learn about the impact of globalization … Continue reading

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Sexual Terrorism and the Global Economy

Sexual Terrorism, Anti-Terrorism and the Global Economy. ** I was listening to the radio the other day and the nasal voice of President Bush came on in a report about his recent travels to Latin America, Peru and El Salvador and … Continue reading

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Judy’s report from the border (2001)

PERSONAL REPORT OF JUDY ROSENBERG, POST DELEGATION BY AUSTIN TAN CERCA DE LA FRONTERA TO PIEDRAS NEGRAS AND CIUDAD ACUÑA, COAHUILA, OCTOBER 12-14, 2001 Dear All, This is a personal report of the recent delegation to the border, which in many … Continue reading

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