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Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

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dc.contributor.author Meng, Grace
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-01T21:28:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-01T21:28:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Meng, Grace. (2012). Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. Human Rights Watch, 101 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/us0512ForUpload_1.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/432
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Hundreds of thousands of women and girls in the United States today work in fields, packing houses, and other agricultural workplaces where they face a real and significant risk of sexual violence and sexual harassment…In researching this report, Human Rights Watch interviewed 160 farmworkers, growers, law enforcement officials, attorneys, service providers, and other agricultural workplace experts in eight states; almost without exception, they identified sexual violence and harassment as an important concern. Victims of sexual violence and harassment are often reluctant to describe these experiences, yet nearly all of the 52 workers we interviewed, including many not specifically identified in advance as having been victims of such abuses, said they had experienced sexual violence or harassment or knew other workers who had. Sexual violence and harassment in the agricultural workplace are fostered by a severe imbalance of power between employers and supervisors and their low-wage, immigrant workers. Victims often then face systemic barriers—exacerbated by their status as farmworkers and often as unauthorized workers—to reporting these abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice…This report documents the experience of immigrant farmworker women and girls with workplace sexual violence and harassment—with particular attention to unauthorized immigrants—and sets forth detailed recommendations for improving their working conditions and access to services and legal remedies. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Human Rights Watch en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Workplace Harassment en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Undocumented Immigrants en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Habitual Offending en_US
dc.subject Workplace Harassment en_US
dc.title Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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