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.
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.