- Periplo is a project led by Fundación Avina, implemented in collaboration with national and international civil society organizations.
- Periplo´s goal is to contribute to the creation of a more equitable labor migration system in the agricultural supply chain in Mexico, and between Mexico and the United States.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021. Periplo works in three ways: to strengthen migrant agricultural workers’ knowledge of labor human rights and how to exercise them; to increase the implementation of private sector good practices in recruitment processes and labor standards; and to promote cross-sector and multi-stakeholder dialogue, exchange, and collaboration.
The project includes labor rights training activities — in both migrants´ communities of origin and destination — along the migration corridors of the agricultural industry within Mexico and between Mexico and the United States.
Periplo works to improve labor practices by monitoring the recruitment processes and labor conditions of migrant workers in the agricultural industry supply chains. In addition, it supports the creation of alliances, exchange of good practices and experiences among the private sector, and collaborations between different actors to develop and present public policy recommendations.
The civil society organizations collaborating in this project have documented some of the most common human rights violations against temporary agricultural migrant workers, such as discrimination during the recruitment process, fraud or illegal recruitment fees, unfair wages or withholding payment, abuse and mistreatment by employers, and lack of social benefits, health services, and housing. The project includes a special emphasis on women migrant workers, who make up about one-third of the migrant agricultural workforce in the US and about 12.7% in 2020 in Mexico. It is they who endure the greatest difficulties, as they are often subjected to sexual harassment by supervisors, employers and others in positions of power.
Periplo aims to build dialogue among the private sector, civil society, and government to ensure that the highest working standards and commitments to human rights are integrated into the recruitment processes and during the employment of people in the migrant agricultural sector. In addition to the alliance with the organizations participating in the project, Periplo is collaborating with the International Labor Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, among others.
Periplo is a collaborative project that brings together the following civil society organizations: Centro de Acompañamiento a Migrantes (CAMINOS), Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante Inc. (CDM), Centro de Estudios en Cooperación Internacional y Gestión Pública (CECIG), Oxfam México, Stronger Together, and Verité.
Periplo is supported by a grant from the Walmart Foundation.
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Visit the Periplo website www.proyectoperiplo.org to learn more about the project and its partners.
For more information, contact:
Itzi Salgado, Strategic Communications Consultant, Fundación Avina