In the decade wrapping up in 2014, only 439 out of more than 23,000 whistleblower complaints were found to have merit.
New law requiring sexual harassment training for labor contractors, supervisors and all farm employees was spurred by Rape in the Fields investigation.
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.
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.
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.
Last year, a collaborative investigation pulled back the curtain on sexual abuse of female farmworkers, revealing persistent peril for women working in the food industry.
Last year, a collaborative investigation pulled back the curtain on sexual abuse of female farmworkers, revealing persistent peril for women working in the food industry. One farmworker agreed to share her story.
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.
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.
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.