I’ve been reporting on sexual misconduct for five years, with one crucial difference. The women I’ve talked to are from the working class.
Rape in the Fields
They harvest the produce and process the meat and eggs Americans eat every day. But many migrant women are paying a high price to put food on their families’ tables.
Here are 3 startling new stats on rape
At least 1 in 4 women are raped by the time they turn 44, and that number isn’t budging, a robust new study finds.
Farmworkers’ sexual harassment cases leading to notable payouts
Another California case settled for nearly $1.3 million last February. And last fall, five women working at a Florida packing plant received a $17.4 million jury award after reporting sexual harassment and rape — among the largest amount won by the federal government in a sexual harassment case to date.
Here’s a look at 3 plans to stop rape in the fields
Legislators, community organizations, academic institutions and growers have jump-started new projects to tackle sexual harassment and abuse in the agricultural industry. Here are a handful of the most developed solutions that have emerged.
‘Rape in the Fields’ wins Robert F. Kennedy award
A collaboration among The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision, the documentary exposed the widespread sexual harassment and assault of female agricultural workers in the United States.
A guide to what’s happened after Rape in the Fields
It’s been nearly a year since the debut of the Rape in the Fields project. In that time, a lot has changed: sources’ lives, efforts to fix the problem and advances in court cases. With the film airing again tonight on FRONTLINE, here’s a rundown of what’s happened since the film’s premiere.
Solutions Summit spurs ideas to stop sexual abuse of farmworkers
Our event brought together growers, victims advocates, government officials and others to tackle one problem: that sexual abuse remains prominent in farm fields across the country.
Rape in the Fields project is finalist for Goldsmith Prize
CIR has been named a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for its Rape in the Fields project in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision.
Wal-Mart signs deal with farmworker program that fights harassment
The world’s largest retailer becomes the 12th buyer to participate in the Fair Food Program, one of the most effective programs to curb sexual harassment and assault in the agriculture fields.
5 ways to combat sexual abuse of female farmworkers
The extreme on-the-job sexual abuse that female farmworkers report is harrowing. Advocates, researchers, workers, farmers and attorneys pinpointed some tangible changes that could occur to combat rape in the fields.