Migrant Workers Secure Key Victories in Defense of Their Labor Rights in Mexico and the United States
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 [...]
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.
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
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.
#EllasHablan Campaign Puts a Spotlight on Women Migrant Workers Who Are Transforming the Agricultural Industry
To raise awareness of women migrant agricultural workers' ideas for and contributions to transforming labor conditions in the agricultural industry, in both Mexico and the United States.
Weaving together collaborative relationships in favor of women migrant workers
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
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.