Frontera Women’s Foundation is a non-profit organization with operations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Frontera Women’s Foundation commonly known as FWF aims at promoting a socially change that is positive among the girls and women who are along the border. About Frontera Women’s Foundation Frontera Women’s Foundation was founded in 2003 as […]
Frontera Women’s Foundation is a non-profit organization with operations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Frontera Women’s Foundation commonly known as FWF aims at promoting a socially change that is positive among the girls and women who are along the border.
About Frontera Women’s Foundation
Frontera Women’s Foundation was founded in 2003 as the first fund for women in Texas. FWF was established in order to give support to organizations that work towards addressing the woman’s’ needs of who reside along the border. The foundation also focuses on campaigning for women’s rights issues at an organizational, family and community level.
The Frontera Women’s Foundation founders consist of women who work and live along the Mexico USA border. The foundation acknowledges that women and children living along the border region face the risk of family violence and lack of health care.
The FWF actively supports organizations on the grassroot levels at the USA-Mexico border by providing grants to those organizations that support girls and women struggling with status, gender and ethnic bias. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida
FWF raises money which is gifted as grants to organizations that are aligned with their mission statement. The foundation supports a wide range of projects such as counseling, education, support groups and personal development to meet the cultural, intellectual and personal needs of girls and women.
Frontera Women’s Foundation Campaigns and Affiliations
The Amistad Rape and Family Violence Crisis Center in Del Rio received funding from FWF and launched a campaign to educate and alert girls and women of the dangers of rape. This campaign also has a transitional living program for girls to become self-sufficient while the men are educated on the importance of consensual sexual relationships. In Brownsville,Texas, Friendship of Women also receives funding from FWF. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/mike-lacey/
Friendship of Women offers counseling sessions and programs to girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse. FWF also supports another organization in Brownsville known as the Brownsville Literacy Center. This Literacy center encourages mothers and children to learner and participate in the English academic community programs.
About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
Jim Larkin and Mikey Lacey are the co-founders of two Phoenix New Times as well as Village Voice Media. The two co-founders who also serve as journalists were arrested at odd hours by Joe Arpaio for revealing grand jury proceedings. The Grand jury made a subpoena to demand identification of citizens who had read the story involving the New Times lawman. Larkin and Lacey sued the county sheriff and defended their First Amendment rights which led them to prevail in the USA Court of Appeals.
They received a settlement of 3.75 million dollars after being arrested by Joe Arpaio, the County Sheriff at Maricopa County. Larkin and Lacey have used the settlement money to fund various organizations that advocate for migrant, civil and human rights in Arizona.
The main goal of Frontera Women’s Foundation and the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is to support and fund groups that share their same mission statement. The foundation and fund also helps people through campaigns and education programs throughout Arizona, Texas and the Mexican border.