There is an insufficient amount of research and documentation of violence against female agricultural workers due to the difficulty in accessing this work field as well as women’s willingness to keep quiet. Labor violence is normalized in Mexico, and the
Women Across Frontiers delves into the backstory of a March 2015 strike led by field workers demanding higher pay, increased access to healthcare, and an end to the harassment of female workers. Contributing factors to the lack of legal change
Agrilinks discusses the statistics on the prevalence of gender-based violence in agricultural industries in Ecuador, Sri Lanka, and Kenya. The report further breaks down contributing factors such as a female’s age, level of literacy, and language proficiency as well as
The National Center for Farmworker Health sheds light on the typically unrecognized indigenous population that works in agriculture. Focusing on Latin American indigenous groups, this document highlights the demographics, working conditions, health, and discrimination of indigenous workers.
In the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ most recent report to date, an extensive look at the Fair Food Program is provided in terms of its implementation and achievements. It was found that at least 1 in 3 women experience sexual
The concluding observations on the combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of Peru call for further inclusion of rural women and agricultural workers in the form of gender-sensitive policies, equal participation, and legislation to counter violence against women regarding access
The concluding observations on the combined eighth and ninth periodic reports of Guatemala acknowledge that female agricultural workers are subject to sexual harassment in the workplace, illegal practices including tests for HIV/ AIDS and pregnancy, and segregation into low-paying positions.
The report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, discusses the difficulty for women in the Honduras to obtain land-ownership deeds and ownership rights. This dynamic only increases the authority of male family members and
The report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, discusses cases in South Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America on human rights violations. It specifically focuses on the horticultural and cut flower sectors
The Buccaneer Productions addresses labor exploitation in sugar cane mills and plantations in Brazil. There’s not only difficulty in gaining worker rights but in legally enforcing environment conservation. The illegitimate burning of sugarcane fields in 2009 led to the death