a Guardian" (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) by the Border Arts Workshop
on the wall between the United States and Mexico that extends into the Pacific
WHY WAS THIS WEBSITE CREATED?
This tutorial examines the purpose of a website. Since intention is often closely related to who created a site, one must consider this important connection. Using the search strategy - maquiladora OR maquiladoras Mexico "women workers" - you will see below one of the sites retrieved by Google.
What type of institution produced this site?
Take a look at the actual site, from Human Rights Watch, and then answer the question below:
This site is produced by an organization. Unlike commercial
(.com) sites that are in the business of selling you something, or educational
(.edu) sites, which represent colleges and universities, activist (.org)
websites have a particular point of view that they hope to convince
visitors to share.
What is the purpose of this site?
"Human Rights Watch" is an organization interested in informing the general public about the discrimination of female workers in maquiladoras, particularly with respect to pregnancy testing as a condition of employment and the forced resignations of employees found to be pregnant. Because this document calls on the Mexican government and corporate owners to comply with existing labor laws, one can also argue that its purpose is to advocate and persuade.
[Note that this is a press release describing a report. The recommended actions are further spelled out in the fulltext of the report, which is linked to the press release pictured here.]
This page last updated on: June 30, 2002.