Women Working in the Maquiladoras in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
By: Janna Webb
ISB Capstone Seminar-Spring 2003
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Robert F. Kennedy
The maquiladora situation in Mexico is an extremely complicated problem to which there are many answers and solutions. Some people argue for maquilas, but many others curse the businesses and laborers who clothe, transport, and connect us today. My goal in this project is educate whoever reads this about the many complications surrounding those oppressed, overworked workers (mostly women) in Mexico. This is my rock thrown into the massive body of water. My tiny ripple which I hope will spread, creating a current that can one day solve this problem.