Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Jeffery L. Bernstein
The global production process relies on classism, racism, and sexism to generate a reliable workforce in the global south to produce goods for the global north. Women who work in maquiladoras in Mexico disproportionately occupy low-wage, dangerous jobs that leave them more vulnerable to violence both in the workplace and in their communities. The human rights of women workers in maquiladoras will not be realized until the domestic and international mechanisms that are intended to provide labor protections are strengthened. Better working conditions have been achieved in maquiladoras through grassroots organizing efforts.
Schyllander, Alice, "The gendered impact of neoliberalism: Violence and exploitation of women working in maquiladoras" (2018). Senior Honors Theses and Projects. 627.