Mexico City, Mexico - October 7-8, 2013

Two members of the Global Workers team, Griselda Vega and Bates Fellow Jesica Soley, were in Mexico City for meetings with allies and partners.  The first meeting was with colleagues from the Colectivo-PND, a national Mexican network of over 80 human rights organizations who are working on a variety of issues with a focus on migration.  The meeting focused on helping plan the upcoming national public migration consultation forums being sponsored by the Migration Policy Unit in order to collect important issues, testimonies that would inform the development of the Special Program on Migration (PEM). The forums would be held throughout Mexico to bring together academic, advocates, general public, corporations and governments officials and allow a space to generate ideas that would then feed into prioritizing issues that should be incorporated into the PEM. There are 4 forums scheduled to be in North, Central and Southern Mexico, and there were originally 2 additional forums scheduled to occur in the U.S. to incorporate the 11% of the Mexican population that resides here in the U.S. As the Colectivo, we continue to seek answers as to why these last 2 forums have been canceled and stress the importance of including the critical voice of the Mexican population that provides the nation’s second source of income from remittances.  If these forums are to be a space to help improve migration policies, the Mexican government must ensure a critical mass of its nationals participation.  The Colectivo presses on, creating a strategy and seeking responses to their requests. 
The Global Workers team also met with some Jornaleros-SAFE partners to discuss important planning steps as we begin Jornaleros-SAFE II.  We will continue the important work of the first 3-year project by furthering the educational outreach campaign, our policy work, and we are exploring ways to reach more international audiences to share the results of the project.  

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"Tribunal canadiense ordena a empresa indemnizar a trabajadoras mexicanas" (fuente: La Jornada)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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