Rape in the Fields

Source: PBS, Frontline, June 25, 2013

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories. …

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En Español:
Violación de un sueño

Luis Gutierrez: Exploitation is the “Ugly Sin” of Immigration
June 25, 2013, 9:29 pm ET
Immigration reform is rarely, if ever, looked at through the eyes of migrant women who face sexual exploitation on a daily basis, says the Democratic congressman.

Dolores Huerta: An “Epidemic in the Fields”
June 25, 2013, 9:28 pm ET
The sexual abuse can be traced to the vulnerability that most farmworker women face, especially if they’re undocumented, says the labor leader and civil rights activist.

Bill Tamayo: Criminal Cases Needed to End Immigrant Abuse

June 25, 2013, 9:28 pm ET
Criminal convictions, which have been lacking in cases of rape in the fields, need to be part of the government’s response to the sexual abuse of farmworker women, says the EEOC attorney.

Manuel Cunha, Jr.: Harassment Not “A Big Problem” On Farms

June 25, 2013, 9:28 pm ET
The president of the Nisei Farmers League says that while harassment might be an issue for some farm workers, the scope of the problem is no greater in agriculture than in other industries.

Why Have There Been So Few Sexual Assault Prosecutions In the Agriculture Industry?
June 25, 2013, 9:25 pm ET · by Hannah Mintz , Investigative Reporting Program, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Only one out of every 20 rape victims will ever see their attacker convicted of a felony. For undocumented women, the odds are even worse.

Video: Hidden in the Harvest
June 25, 2013, 9:25 pm ET
Three women came to the U.S. looking for a better life, but what they found was far from the American dream.

Courting Foodies: The Modern “Fair Food” Movement
June 25, 2013, 9:24 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
To succeed, organizers need foodies to care about farm workers. The problem? Most don’t.

Female Workers Face Rape, Harassment In U.S. Agriculture Industry

June 25, 2013, 2:39 am ET · by Bernice Yeung and Grace Rubenstein, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Hundreds of female farmworkers have complained to the federal government about being raped and assaulted, verbally and physically harassed on the job, while law enforcement has done almost nothing to prosecute potential crimes.

The EEOC: At the “Vanguard” of Fight Against Discriminatio
June 24, 2013, 10:26 pm ET · by Jason M. Breslow
The federal agency on the forefront of defending migrant workers from sexual abuse receives thousands of complaints each year, and operates on a budget that costs less that a fighter jet.

For Shadow Victims of Violence, the “U Visa” Can Help
June 24, 2013, 7:17 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
Undocumented abuse victims can apply to stay in the U.S., but some risk deportation by coming forward.

The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job in America

June 10, 2013, 11:06 am ET · by Patrice Taddonio
For the women who pick and handle the food we eat every day, sexual assault often comes with the job.