Agricultural Workers

Female Workers Face Rape, Harassment in US Agriculture Industry
Report

The Center for Investigative Reporting discusses the power imbalance in the agricultural industry through United States-focused cases. Female agricultural workers tell their personal stories of sexual harassment at the hands of supervisors and employers. Deterrents to justice are the recurrence

Farmworker Sexual Violence Facts
Factsheet

The Community Alliance for Global Justice provides statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center on agricultural workers in the United States. These illustrate the gender disparity in the industry and the pervasiveness of sexual violence in the workplace. 

There's a Sexual-Harassment Epidemic on America’s Farms
Report

The Atlantic reports that the American agricultural industry is composed of workers who are undocumented or have temporary work visas, which only increases their vulnerability to exploitation. This exploitation takes many forms, including unfair labor practices, the lack of fair

Indigenous Agricultural Workers
Factsheet

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. 

Cultivating Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment (pp. 3-4)
Report

ActionAid’s research report focuses on the care and rural work of women in South Asia. Family and customary laws play a prominent role in this region concerning a female’s economic status which contributes to females’ greater likelihood of experiencing violence.

Women's Issues
Report

This report by the America-based National Farm Worker Ministry includes statistics on the exploitation of women in the agriculture field and discusses how female farmworkers’ vulnerabilities are higher than that of men. Familial responsibilities exacerbate women’s need for employment and