Female laborers on the Mexican border, whose only job opportunity is in the factory industry, will learn about their labor and reproductive rights in order to improve their working conditions.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Economic conditions worsen on the Mexican border and factory laborers suffer from deteriorating job conditions. To support their families, women supplement their income by taking piecework home and waiting for reimbursement. Results are lower wages, no benefits, and little protection under labor laws. In 2004, poor working women in maquilas and “home sweatshops” from Tijuana were beneficiaries. In 2005 -2006, this project will expand to women in the border maquila areas of Tecate and Chihuahua.
How will this project solve this problem?
Education on reproductive health and labor rights, directed towards female maquila workers; workshops to strengthen the organizational capacity of women’s organizations.
Potential Long Term Impact
Outreach activities provide female laborers with the resources needed to defend their labor and reproductive rights. These result in healthier women, stronger families, and safer work environments.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,220
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,220 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.