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ERIC Number: ED448222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hands That Shape the World: Report on the Conditions of Immigrant Women in the U.S. Five Years after the Beijing Conference.
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Oakland, CA.
This report details the challenges that immigrant women in the United States have faced since the 1995 United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. It presents a compilation of research and synthesis by immigrants' rights activists and organizations. Data come from immigrant women's testimony. The following topics are featured: "U.S. Immigration Policies Undermine Women's Rights"; "Border Patrol Abuse of Female Migrants"; "Immigration Enforcement's Impact on Women"; "Gender and Asylum"; "Women in Detention"; "Immigrant Women and Welfare Reform"; "Immigrant Women's Health"; "Employment Conditions of Immigrant Women"; "Trafficking in Women"; "Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence"; "Lesbian Immigrant Women"; and "Immigrant Girls and Youth." The report finds that not only has the United States failed to protect the rights of immigrant women, but legislation and immigration policies have negatively impacted their well-being, health, employment, and family life. Recommendations are provided as a starting point for governmental and nongovernmental bodies to address the issues and conditions of immigrant women (e.g., repeal employer sanctions, legalize their work, end human rights violations, and protect family unity). An appendix describes the Beijing World Conference on Women and Platform for Action and the U.S. commitments to the Platform for Action. (SM)
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 310 Eighth Street, Suite 307, Oakland, CA 94607 ($10). Tel: 510-465-1984; Fax: 510-465-1885; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Oakland, CA.