Globalization, Human Rights & Security

Worldwide, there are more than 190 million migrants living outside their countries of origin, nearly half of them women. Women may migrate out of choice but they are usually driven by necessity: poverty, conflict, domestic violence, natural disaster or oppressive political or cultural conditions. In North America, immigrant women have outnumbered immigrant men since 1930, yet their progress in education, income and status has lagged and policymakers have often overlooked their unique challenges and contributions. For instance, although they occupy lower-wage jobs, immigrant women send a much higher proportion of their earnings to their home countries than do immigrant men. Compared to non-immigrant women, immigrant women face higher rates of unemployment and are much more likely to live in poverty and suffer abuse or discrimination.

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By Linda Basch and Shyama VenkateswarNovember 2nd. Election Day 2010.  It’s days away and many are calling this the most unpredictable...
By Saru Jayaraman and Fekkak Mamdouh*With 10 million workers, the restaurant industry is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing...
By Sarah Gold*A Mother’s Day Delegation of feminists and labor activists from around the country convened in Arizona a few weeks ago to...

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  • March 4, 2010

    Immigrant women and mothers have suffered physical abuse and been shackled during childbirth while in the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.


  • Legal Momentum Applauds Critical First Step for Immigration Reform

  • SIROW Researcher to Speak at Congressional Briefing

  • The Intersection of Race, Gender and Wealth: Why Disparities Matter

    On March 8, 2010 NCRW Director of Research and Programs, Shyama Venkatewar, was invited to speak at a special policy discussion in honor of International Women's Day.  Hosted by The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the...