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In the ceaseless push for profits, corporate accountability and safety often take a back seat.
Rape in the Fields

‘Rape in the Fields’ wins Robert F. Kennedy award

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.

Immigration

A guide to what’s happened after Rape in the Fields

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.

Criminal Justice

Sexual abuse of female farmworkers

Last year, a collaborative investigation pulled back the curtain on sexual abuse of female farmworkers, revealing persistent peril for women working in the food industry. One farmworker agreed to share her story.

Mar 1, 2014
Criminal Justice

Harassment suit against egg farm brings settlement, but no charges

The exact scope of sexual violence and harassment against agricultural workers is impossible to pinpoint. An estimated 560,000 women work on U.S. farms.Andres Cediel/Investigative Reporting Program   For about six years as she labored alone in a hen house on a central Washington egg farm, Maria said she was sexually abused repeatedly by her supervisor.

Jul 7, 2013
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