www.immigrantscanada.comHuman Rights Watch Dept:
The survey by the international rights group mirrors two previous reports on the risks facing women and girls that had focused on California, where most of the nation's farmworkers reside, according to Winnipeg Free Press. An estimated 630,000 of the 3 million people who perform migrant and seasonal farm work are female. The federal government estimates that 60 per cent of them are undocumented and fRESNO, Calif. - Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. "Our research confirms what farmworker advocates across the country believe: sexual violence and sexual harassment experienced by farmworkers is common enough that some farmworker women see these abuses as an unavoidable condition of agricultural work," said the report. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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