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
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.
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
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
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.
The physical environments of agricultural work are typically low in visibility which only increases the likelihood of women experiencing sexual assault and harassment. The American Civil Liberties Union delves into the weaknesses and exclusivity of current legislation that does not
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
The report discusses how sexual violence has become normalized in the agricultural industry due to the social and cultural dynamics of the farmworker population. The lack of both awareness of workers’ rights and sufficient legislation serve as obstacles to justice
The European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs’ study on female agricultural migrant workers in the EU dissects several case studies on the exploitative working conditions in agriculture in Italy and Spain. These EU nations have a