US: Farmworkers Face Sexual Abuse
Women and girls who work on farms in the United States face serious risk of sexual abuse and harassment. Many are unauthorized immigrants and fear of deportation keeps them from reporting abuses. In the current debate over the Violence Against Women Act, the US Congress is considering making it even harder for immigrant women to seek protection from violence and abuse. Human Rights Watch urges Congress to ensure that all victims of gender-based violence in the United States, including immigrant farmworkers, can seek justice.