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Elizabeth Mauldin Memorial Advocate for Migrant Women Fellowship, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) is starting a full time yearlong fellowship, renewable for a second year, for a recent JD, public policy graduate or a person with similar relevant experience at CDM’s Baltimore office that will develop and lead policy and advocacy campaigns to ensure that the voices and experiences of migrant worker women are reflected in the policies that impact them.

About Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

CDM is a transnational migrant rights organization dedicated to supporting organizing among Mexico based migrant workers and improving recruitment and working conditions for all lowwage workers. Based in Mexico City, with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and in Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, CDM was founded in 2005 to combat the intimidation that often prevents migrant workers from defending their rights while employed in the United States, and to remove the border as a barrier to justice. For over a dozen years, CDM has helped migrants recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages and other compensation, partnered with migrant worker leaders to spark critical policy change, and spearheaded coalitional efforts to end labor trafficking.

Through targeted outreach, education, and leadership development efforts, CDM meets with migrants in their home communities in Mexico, educating them about their rights as internationally recruited workers in the United States. CDM also builds and sustains worker leadership along the migrant stream through our Migrant Defense Committee formed by over eighty migrant leaders dedicated to educating their communities and coworkers. Through
established intake protocols CDM interviews migrants, evaluates their legal claims, and refers their cases to attorneys, government agencies, and service providers through our transnational
networks.

Additionally, CDM represents migrant workers in strategic, high-impact litigation and has won legal victories establishing important precedents to protect low-wage workers’ rights. CDM also provides critical, on-the-ground legal and investigative services for U.S.-based legal organizations, law firms, government agencies, and attorneys with clients in Mexico to ensure that migrants have access to justice.

Read more information about the fellowship here.

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