Promoting Responsible Trade Through Empowerment, Research, and Education
Partners for Responsible Trade is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization that supports and empowers factory workers and their families along the US/Mexico border. We help educate workers about their rights under the Mexican Federal Labor Law. Our current campaigns include helping injured workers who have been unfairly compensated with their medical expenses, providing grants for the children of factory workers to stay in school, and providing outreach workers on the border with internet access and other resources.
In addition, annually on May 1st we sponsor a global demonstration called Hands United on the Border to show support for offshore factory workers and their families around the world. We encourage everyone to participate and show their support for the workers who make our products. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness among consumers about how their products are made.
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Hands United on the Border
Hands United on the Border is a multi-national event intended to help create global awareness about workplace inequities and safety issues in offshore manufacturing facilities. It is intended to be an expression of support for offshore manufacturing workers and their families. Thousands of workers and supporters on both sides of the border will line up and join hands in their respective neighborhoods, cities and towns along the Mexico/US Border as a show of solidarity for offshore factory workers working everywhere around the world. This event is designed as a peaceful gathering to increase worker visibility and start the global conversation about a more equitable and fair working environment for all workers worldwide.
Roses for Rosa
Partners for Responsible Trade Inc provides quality medical care and equipment to factory workers in developing countries who have been injured on the job and unfairly compensated. We help workers obtain prosthetics, medical devices, and medical care as needed. All net proceeds raised will go directly to providing medical care to injured workers.
The Sunrise Fund helps children of low income families with at least one parent working in a factory stay in school. Partners for Responsible Trade Inc is raising funds to offer these students grants for books, uniforms, and tuition so that they can succeed in school and have a brighter future.
Women Helping Women
The Women Helping Women Campaign is designed to provide information and resources to outreach workers in developing countries to make their efforts easier. One initiative is to provide tablet computers and internet access to outreach workers along the US/Mexico border.