Risks, socio-educational resources, and institutional support for migrant women in transit through Tamaulipas (Mexico)

Teresa Terrón-Caro, Teresa E. Cueva, Rocío Cárdenas-Rodríguez, Blanca D. Vázquez


This article presents research from a gender perspective, combining elements of a strategy important as education and migration. To do this we start from the qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews we conducted a Migrant women transiting the border of Tamaulipas (Mexico) - United States and the testimonies of professionals from government, social and religious institutions which are part of the resources helps migrants in Mexico. Through these testimonies analyse the risk factors that migrant women face in a context of insecurity, and how social and educational resources that have migrant determine the strategies used to challenge travel risks. We stress that the educational level of women well as certain social and educational resources at their disposal, diversified strategies used to cope with crisis situations that may arise along the way.




migrations; gender; risks; educational resources

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5944/reec.23.2014.12301


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