Carmen Valadez

Ashoka Fellow
Tijuana Baja California Norte, Mexico
Fellow Since 1995


This profile was prepared when Carmen Valadez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
Carmen Valadez organizes women workers in maquiladora factories near the U.S. border with dreams of helping them to understand and pursue their rights under Mexico's domestic and international legal obligations. In so doing, she is in effect reinventing trade unionism for the niche in the globalized economy occupied by special export zones.
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