While exploitation at the hands of their Canadian employers is a unifying feature of migrant farm worker experiences, this is not the only social relation that impacts their lives. Understanding and acknowledging the existence of the patriarchy is a major obstacle in our struggle.
Oppressive social relations are produced and reproduced through dehumanizing language, behaviours, and practices. This is why we lay out, even if in a rough manner, what we consider to be key ingredients upon which coalitions or networks can be built.
Fuerza Migrante is committed to the prevention of oppressive practices, and having an accountability policy in place is an important piece of the structures required to achieve this goal.