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PERIPLO Alliance is formed by organizations promoting an equitable and just migration system in agricultural supply chains, striving to guarantee the Human Rights of migrant agricultural workers.

The PERIPLO project published its second outcome report: Cultivating Labor Justice in the Agriculture Sector

In 2023, we expanded the scope of the alliance to include new territories and agricultural labor migration flows, deepening knowledge on the sector and enhancing our methodologies and tools. We have continued to contribute to the transformation of media narratives on human and labor rights in the agriculture sector, focusing our efforts on investigative journalism. 

Over 3,000 agricultural workers participated in training on labor rights and responsible recruitment, led by the alliance member organizations.  

These are just a few of the results we highlight from 2023. Check out the full report here

 

Dialogue on Decent Work in the Agriculture Sector in Mexico

The Dialogue on Decent Work in the Agriculture Sector in Mexico was a success, thanks to the 70 participants who came for the face-to-face forum, along with representatives from different civil society organizations, public institutions, international organizations and businesses who followed the dialogue by connecting with PERIPLO’s (Spanish) and Polaris’ (English) social media platforms.  

Re-live the livestreams and learn more about the joint statement issued by POLARIS, Fundación Avina, and the IHRB through the PERIPLO project. 

- In Spanish and English 

- Link to the Spanish livestream I 

- Link to the Spanish Livestream II 

- Link to the Spanish livestream III 

- Link to the English livestream  

- Link to the English livestream II  

- Link to the English livestream III

Tlachinollan publishes its XXIX report

“Day laborers and their families in La Montaña and Costa Chica, Guerrero, are stuck in the eternal cycle of their inexorable journey toward the farms and fields in the northern, lowland, and central regions of the country, where they endure abuse at the hands of the businesses and foremen in order to make a living.”    

On January 29, our allies at Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan presented their XXIX report, entitled: “La verdad vestida de verde olivo” [The truth dressed in olive green], in which they present statistics on the population of agricultural workers of La Montaña, Guerrero: 
 
From October 2022 to September 2023, Consejo de Jornaleros Agrícolas de La Montaña and Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan recorded 4,847 day laborers without formal schooling; 2,299 workers who did not conclude primary school; and 2,690 who were able to do so. A total of 268 workers were able to complete secondary school, while 408 left secondary school unfinished.


Read the report here. 

ECIP Marketplace, a space to offer guidance to the private sector on the Ethical Charter

The Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) seeks to strengthen the principle that all workers in the fresh produce supply chain should be treated with dignity and respect. ECIP is aimed at agribusinesses and offers a self-assessment tool on over 50 areas of work, along with information on humane treatment and non-harassment, non-discrimination, protection of children and young workers, and other components. 

ECIP Marketplace, provides a list of expert organizations or consultants, including some PERIPLO allies: CIERTO, Stronger Together, and Verité. These organizations can provide support to agribusinesses to address key challenges that emerged in the course of their self-assessments.

International Migrants Day: Global Analysis 2023  

From December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre recorded 613 human rights abuse allegations against migrant workers toiling in supply chains across the globe.   

This link offers more information on the types of threats migrant workers face, which industries benefit from abuse and which migration corridors are most dangerous for the workers who use them. 


Tlachinollan has promoted and defended the human rights of the indigenous population in the La Montaña and Costa Chica regions of Guerrero, Mexico, since 1994. Its main objective is to contribute to the construction of strategies and advocacy networks with different international, national, and local stakeholders to protect people and drive changes in the practices, norms, and laws that violate human rights.



 
Verité is an independent and non-profit civil society organization whose vision is a world where people work under safe, fair, and legal conditions. Since 1995, Verité has partnered with hundreds of corporations, governments, and NGOs to uncover labor rights violations in the supply chains and remedy them to benefit both workers and companies.
  • Tackling Forced Labor in U.S. Produce Businesses Toolkit. By its nature, forced labor is a hidden crime and may seem to be a distant concept that has no bearing on our daily lives or businesses. Through this toolkit, Stronger Together US hopes to demonstrate that this issue is in fact present in many supply chains, and as such, proactive and joint measures are needed to ensure that work does not harm people’s dignity. 
  • Ripe for Reform: Abuses of Agricultural Workers in the H-2A Visa Program: From September 2019 to January 2020, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) traveled across Mexico to interview 100 people who had worked under H-2A visas in the United States in the previous four years. These detailed interviews revealed systematic labor rights violations under the H-2A program. In this regard, stronger public policies and institutions are needed to ensure decent work and migration. 
Visit the Blog section of our webpage

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  • Labor rights in the agriculture industry  

  • Migration  

  • Public policies affecting migrants  

  • Women migrant agricultural workers  

  • Communities that do not emigrate 

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