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Centre d’Anàlisi  i  Programes Sanitaris -Centre for Analysis & Health Programs- (CAPS)
Founded in 1983 it is a multidisciplinary non profit organization with the aim of promoting scientific debate and research around issues which may improve the health status of citizens whit gender perspective.CAPS works mainly in Catalonia and in the rest of Spain while some of its activities have also an international projection. www.caps.pangea.org


Social Anthropology Research and Studies Center (CIESAS)
Founded en 1973 and reestructurated in 1980 the CIESAS is an institution of the Ministry of Education-National Council of Science & Techonology system dedicated to the research and teaching of social anthropology and related sciences. It has several research lines related to gender, medical anthropology and legal anthropology and two permanent seminars. One is coordinated by Aída Hernández in Mexico City (Permanent Seminar on Gender & Ethnicity) and other in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua coordinated by Particia Ravelo and Guadalupe López (Permanent Seminar on Gender, Violence and Cultural Diversity). It also has other research groups on gender and work with the participation of María Eugenia de la O, Sergio Sánchez and Mercedes Blanco. www.ciesas.edu.mx [email protected]


Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la biologie, la sanTE, la societe ET L´ENVIRONNEMENT (CINBIOSE)
Is a centre that conducts research works related to the articulations among health, work, gender, society and environment with an global ecosystemic focus. The works are centered on the elements that origin the health problems and are done in collaboration with the main actors: communities, communitarian organizations and syndicates. Since 1998 CINBIOSE is recognized by the Pan-American Health Organization and the World Health Organization as a collaborator centre in the early detection and prevention of work place related and environmental diseases. www.cinbiose.uqam.ca


Founded in 1982, is an educational and research institution, specialized in the economic, social, political  and cultural problematic of the Mexican region that borders with the USA.  The COLEF´s main seat is in Tijuana, other seats are in Mexicali, Nogales, Ciudad Juárez, Monterrey, Piedras Negras, Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros. Among a 100 professors-researchers specialized in the most relevant areas of the frontier problems work at the COLEF. www.colef.mx


Is a ruler institution in the technological public education of Mexico, leader in the generation, application, diffusion and transference of scientific and technological knowledge and contributor to the economical, social an political development of the nation. Forms professionals in medium-high, high and post grade education levels, conducts research works and extends its results to society. The IPN was founded in 1936 by initiative of the president Lázaro Cárdenas del Río. www.ipn.mx


The interdisciplinary team L’invisible qui fait mal concentrates its research efforts on women's work and in particular on its least visible, most problematic aspects.  The objective of our research:  to describe faithfully the arduous tasks done by an increasing number of women and the difficulties they encounter when they try to claim their rights to health and safety at work. www.invisiblequifaitmal.uqam.ca


Is an organization integrated by women workers that belong to different Unions of Mexico and also by workers of the non organized sectors. Its main objective is to urge women's participation as decision makers in their Unions, and the promotion, protection and application of their human and laboral rights, through an education and training with gender perspective. In this sense, one of the projects is focused on the health safeguard of women workers at the mass production factories in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and Torreón, Tamaulipas in México. [email protected] & [email protected]


Research-action program on health and work, consolidated in public universities of Central America, linked with the health, social security and laboral institutions: It also has a political link with the Integration System for Central America. www.saltra.info


More than 420 girls and women have been killed in Juárez in the past eleven years. Mexican and U.S. criminologists speculate that as many as 90 of those were victims of one or more serial killers. The serial victims bore similar traits. They were young and slender and had brown complexions and long hair. All came from poor families, and many were lured to Juárez by job prospects at maquiladoras. Their poverty, experts say, made them vulnerable. Many of them were raped and mutilated, their bodies dumped in ditches or vacant lots. Critics say investigations have ground to a halt because of corruption, incompetence and witness intimidation. Activists say what is going on in Juárez is a national outrage. And when the FBI was brought in to help at times, Chihuahua state officials rejected its findings. Former FBI profiler Robert Ressler believes at least one of the killers has access to both sides of the border. The serial slayings have continued despite numerous arrests and pronouncements that they have been solved. In February 2001 a group of relatives and friends of women who have been murdered or missing in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México for a decade gathered in order to protest and take actions against this terrible situation. Our goal is to attain social and legal justice. Make auhtorities and public institutions assume their responsability in these brutal and painful deaths of women, that not only injures our families, but injures the whole society in it´s private and ethical espheres and in it´s laboral, economical, of health, of justice and security public and institutional ambits, among others. //www.mujeresdejuarez.org/


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