Government and Private Sector must take Measures to Respect the Rights of Migrant Agricultural Workers

2024-02-28T14:37:33+00:00February 1st, 2024|PRESS|

Polaris, Fundación Avina through the PERIPLO Project, and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) highly encourage government stakeholders and the agricultural sector to take action in order to protect migrant agricultural workers by promoting public policies that ensure dignified work that fully respects their rights.  

Participation, Information, and Repair are Key Topics at Regional Forum on Due Diligence in the Agricultural Industry

2023-10-19T22:35:43+00:00October 19th, 2023|PRESS|

The private sector urgently needs to shift from a voluntary model of corporate social responsibility to a standard of human rights due diligence to be able to prevent and repair abuses affecting workers and communities while also ensuring sustainability and profitability. Due diligence allows companies to proactively manage real and potential risks related to human rights. 

Migrant Workers Secure Key Victories in Defense of Their Labor Rights in Mexico and the United States

2023-07-03T14:44:21+00:00February 14th, 2023|PRESS|

Mexico and the United States signed a historic agreement to protect migrant workers' rights.  The US Department of Homeland Security announced an immigration relief measure to protect migrant workers who witness or are victims of labor rights violations.  PERIPLO recognizes the work of partner organization Centro de los Derechos del [...]

Representatives from the private sector and civil society organizations gathered to exchange information and explore opportunities to collaborate on human rights due diligence processes in Mexico’s agricultural industry.

2022-12-12T18:35:57+00:00December 12th, 2022|PRESS|

The fourth meeting of the Comunidad Marco sobre Debida Diligencia en Derechos Humanos (COMADH - Framework Community on Human Rights Due Diligence), created as part of the PERIPLO project and led by the Business & Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) and Oxfam México, was held on December 1, 2022, in Mexico City. This community brings together companies and civil society organizations interested in advancing human rights due diligence processes and promoting good practices in recruiting and hiring in the agricultural industry.  

Preparing the ground for new harvests: organizations in the PERIPLO alliance share reflections, project results and new opportunities

2022-12-07T18:31:12+00:00December 7th, 2022|PRESS|

On November 28th and 29th, the national and international organizations involved in the PERIPLO project met in Cuernavaca, Morelos to share reflections and results from the first 2-year phase of the project. Part of the meeting was also dedicated to considering how the work these organizations are doing together to transform the labor system in agro-industrial supply chains in Mexico and the United States could be strengthened in the future to ensure a more just and regenerative economy.   

Weaving together collaborative relationships in favor of women migrant workers

2021-12-06T18:17:37+00:00December 6th, 2021|PRESS|

November 29, 2021 - The Periplo project held a virtual forum titled "Reflexionando saberes con perspectiva de género, enfocados en personas en situación de movilidad laboral" ("Sharing knowledge and understanding about labor migration with a gender equity focus") to facilitate the exchange of experiences, strategies, and methodologies grounded in gender equity.  

Women Speak Up: Women migrant agricultural workers share their experiences and strategies for exercising their rights

2021-10-07T19:08:57+00:00October 7th, 2021|PRESS|

Migrants make up the majority of the labor force in numerous sectors of both the regional economy as well as the national economies of industrialized countries. Agriculture and food production employ a third of the world's working people - more than any other industry - and women migrants make up an increasingly large proportion of agricultural laborers. Grassroots worker collectives and civil society organizations have been demanding respect for these women's rights, and a key component of this advocacy work is exchanging best practices and sharing them with hiring companies and government authorities.   

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