This infographic features statistics from 2009 surveys, conducted by ASISTA, regarding workplace violence at meatpacking plants in Iowa. The majority of the women interviewed reported that colleagues or bosses commented on their bodies, experienced at least one form of sexual
FAO illustrates the critical role of women in the rural economy worldwide through charts of their share of the agricultural labor force, statistics on their employment, and depictions of the gender gap.
CGIAR gives an overview of the plight of female agricultural workers across the globe as well as the increase in productivity that would result from balancing the resource disparity between men and women.
The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health highlights a study on the experiences of abuse of female Mexican indigenous farmworkers working in the US. These women’s immigrant and minority status have only exacerbated their physical and mental vulnerability. Through focus
Based on studies conducted in 2013 and 2014 of Romanian female farmworkers in Sicily, this paper discusses the plight of women who have had no choice but to accept the abuse that’s become normalized in their field. Contributing factors are
The Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences takes a closer look into a study on over 100 women in Nigeria who rely on farming for survival. The majority of the study’s respondents cited the most common forms of violence
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
The Guardian discusses the work conditions of Romanian women working on farms in Sicily. Studies found that these women are forced into sexual relations with their employers to maintain job stability and lack necessities such as accommodation, food, and health
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