Women Migrants Advocacy in Latin America

The number of women migrating within Latin America has grown significantly over the last few decades.

This project will focus on the experience of Peruvian migrants in Chile, Bolivians in Argentina, Nicaraguans in Costa Rica, Guatemalans in Mexico and Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Researchers will examine the reasons behind the increase in migration, the human rights environment in the countries under study, and the role of advocacy groups (international and regional organizations, self-help groups, church-affiliated groups) in advancing the rights of women migrants. They will compare approaches, practices and outcomes, and identify the most effective discourse, strategies and tactics for protecting and advancing the rights of women migrants.

Project ID

104785

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Saturday, December 1, 2007

End Date

Monday, November 26, 2012

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Cos-Montiel, Franscisco

Total funding

CA$ 403,845

Countries

North and Central America, South America, West Indies, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico

Program

Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Dr. Bridget Wooding

Institution

Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences

Institution Country

Dominican Republic

Institution Website

http://www.flacso.edu.ec/portal

Project Leader

Claudia Mora

Institution

Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Institution Country

Chile

Institution Website

http://www.uahurtado.cl

Project Leader

Martha Luz Rojas Wiesner

Institution

El Colegio de la Frontera Sur

Institution Country

Mexico

Institution Website

http://www.ecosur.mx

Project Leader

Carlos Sandoval Garcia

Project Leader

Carlos Sandoval

Institution

Universidad de Costa Rica

Institution Country

Costa Rica

Institution Website

http://www.cariari.uc.ac.cr

Project Leader

Mario Miguel Santillo

Institution

Congregación de Los Misioneros de San Carlos (Padres Scalabrinianos)

Institution Country

Argentina

Institution Website

http://www.cemla.com

Project Leader

Dr. Tanya Basok

Institution

University of Windsor

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.uwindsor.ca