Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de julio de 2013 vol.14, No.7


Making a path to walking: migration, feminization and human trafficking in the irregular migration flows from the southern border of Mexico

Ingrid Hernández-Ardieta Boix

The focus of this study is to approach the southern border of Mexico as an international stage for irregular migration patterns. Undertaking a Human Rights framework rooted in discrimination towards women, the structural causes that motivate this phenomenon and de dangers that derive from such displacements will be assessed. This will be done by means of field research: centered in participation observation, interviews with migrants (who have crossed the southern border of Mexico “without documents” with the pretense of reaching the United States of America), academic experts, and personnel working within the areas of gender, migration and Human Rights.

Keywords: Feminization of migration; irregular migration; south border of Mexico; human trafficking and smuggling.