Tijuana, Mexico: Casa Amiga
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Date: 12/3/2002 10:02:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
CROSSBORDER UPDATER | December 3, 2002
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Casa Amiga: Leading the Fight to Protect Women in Ciudad Juarez | article by Jonathan Treat
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Casa Amiga: Leading the Fight to Protect Women in Ciudad Juárez
Jonathan Treat | December 3, 2002
A major wave of layoffs in the once-thriving maquiladora industry of Ciudad Juárez has left thousands scrambling for ways to make ends meet. Among the most vulnerable to this economic implosion are thousands of working class women. As the maquiladora sector has contracted, Casa Amiga, the only domestic violence and rape crisis center in the city of nearly 2 million, experienced a dramatic increase in the number of battered women coming in for help. Despite its overwhelming workload, the staff of Casa Amiga continues to provide much-needed services to women in Juárez, one day at a time, case by case.
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