Sexual Assault

Farmworkers and Sexual Violence

Don’t forget we have a giveaway going on through May 25th!

Human Rights Watch has released a new report, Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. A quote from the press release that I found particularly important to consider:

“Hundreds of thousands of immigrant farmworker women and girls in the United States face a high risk of sexual violence and sexual harassment in their workplaces because US authorities and employers fail to protect them adequately, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The current US Senate bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would go some way toward fixing the problem and should be enacted, but much more needs to be done, Human Rights Watch said.”