Women’s Activism Bears Fruit: Landmark Victory for Farm Workers in Mexico

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 are the indifference of Mexico’s labor department and conspiracies among inspectors who’ve turned a blind eye to violations. The article discusses the history of reports of abuse of female field workers through personal stories of several female agricultural workers as well as the efforts they’ve made in developing networks and gathering support to protect the livelihood of female field workers.