They harvest the produce and process the meat and eggs Americans eat every day. But many migrant women are paying a high price to put food on their families’ tables.
Legislators, community organizations, academic institutions and growers have jump-started new projects to tackle sexual harassment and abuse in the agricultural industry. Here are a handful of the most developed solutions that have emerged.
A collaboration among The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision, the documentary exposed the widespread sexual harassment and assault of female agricultural workers in the United States.
It’s been nearly a year since the debut of the Rape in the Fields project. In that time, a lot has changed: sources’ lives, efforts to fix the problem and advances in court cases. With the film airing again tonight on FRONTLINE, here’s a rundown of what’s happened since the film’s premiere.
Our event brought together growers, victims advocates, government officials and others to tackle one problem: that sexual abuse remains prominent in farm fields across the country.
CIR has been named a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for its Rape in the Fields project in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision.
The world’s largest retailer becomes the 12th buyer to participate in the Fair Food Program, one of the most effective programs to curb sexual harassment and assault in the agriculture fields.
The extreme on-the-job sexual abuse that female farmworkers report is harrowing. Advocates, researchers, workers, farmers and attorneys pinpointed some tangible changes that could occur to combat rape in the fields.
Tres mujeres vinieron a los EE.UU. en busca de una vida mejor, pero lo que encontraron no fue el sueño americano. Vea lo que tuvieron que soportar para mantener a sus propias familias. CREDITS Director/producer: Ariane Wu Spanish-language producer: Daffodil Altan Illustrator: Marina Luz Reporters: Bernice Yeung, Grace Rubenstein, Hannah Mintz, Lauren Rosenfeld Executive producer:
¿Se pueden detener las violaciones en los cultivos? Chat en vivo este domingo 30 de junio a las 7pm ET.
If you are an agricultural worker who has been sexually victimized at work, there are a variety of resources available. You can call the crisis hotlines or community-based organizations listed below for counseling or support. If you would like to file a complaint against your employer, the legal aid organizations below can help. You also