Women of Change profiles women who
are reaching across borders in their attempt to build
better lives for their children and the generations
As business goes global
and trade agreements dissolve borders, women in Canada
and Mexico work together to champion human rights in
a world of rapid economic change and protect themselves
- and others - from inequities.
It all begins with two key players: Canada's Josephine
Grey and Mexico's Bertha Lujan. Josephine is a single
mother whose fight against poverty takes her to the
United Nations in Geneva where she uses international
human rights laws to bring world attention to the growing
gap between the rich and poor in Canada.
Bertha Lujan has two
daughters and comes from an upscale area of Mexico City.
She heads the FAT, a federation of independent unions
that fights for workers' rights. Bertha is using the
global pipeline created by NAFTA to work for social
change. Through her international contacts she's improving
conditions for workers in foreign owned factories across
Mexico, and influencing other women to do the same.
Screenings: 2000 Rights on Reel and Global Visions Film
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