Tag: women’s rights

Farmworker women to Wendy’s CEO: “Sexual violence has been our daily bread for decades”…

Farmworker women to Wendy’s CEO: “Sexual violence has been our daily bread for decades”…

CIW Women's Group pens powerful letters to Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor & Board Chair Nelson Peltz to educate company leaders on farmworker women's struggle against sexual harassment and assault in the fields, request meeting to discuss sexual violence against women in Wendy's supply chain face-to-face; Penegor and Peltz's response to date?  Two weeks of silence, and counting... Also: CIW puts final >> Read More
ANNOUNCING: Farmworker women launch “Harvest without Violence” campaign to end sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain!

ANNOUNCING: Farmworker women launch “Harvest without Violence” campaign to end sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain!

This fall, CIW Women’s Group hits the road with major Wendy’s Boycott mobilizations in Columbus (Oct. 14-23), NYC (Nov. 10-20), launching new mobile museum on sexual violence in agriculture... CIW Women's Group:  “If we don’t speak up, we give up, and we will never give up.  We are building a path of respect and dignity for ourselves, for our daughters, for all workers." If you had a >> Read More

BREAKING: CIW to join Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle on national Together Live Tour!

NEXT WEEK:  CIW takes the Fair Food message on the road to eight major U.S. cities, launches Fair Food Sisters campaign... Back in early July, when New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle and U.S. Women's Soccer superstar Abby Wambach came to visit the CIW in Immokalee, the beginnings of a powerful new partnership -- and friendship -- were forged.  Indeed, in the months >> Read More

María José Fletcher, longtime CIW partner in fight against human trafficking and gender-based violence, recognized by U2’s Bono and the ONE Campaign!

[caption id="attachment_26657" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Maria Jose Fletcher, co-founder of VIDA Legal Assistance, is featured on a panel displaying women recognized by the ONE Campaign at a recent U2 concert in Miami.[/caption]María José Fletcher, a human rights attorney and co-founder of Miami-based VIDA Legal Assistance -- a longtime CIW partner dedicated to helping survivors of violence, with a particular focus on immigrants and women -- was shocked >> Read More

New York Times talks sexual harassment in the fields, letter cites Fair Food Program’s unique success in preventing abuse!

Sanjay Rawal, director of "Food Chains," in letter to editor of NYT: "The problem is real. But so is the solution — and it deserves mention."Earlier this month, the New York Times published a hard-hitting op/ed by two longtime California-based farmworker rights activists, Jose Padilla of California Rural Legal Assistance and David Bacon, an independent author and photojournalist.  The piece, >> Read More

A cautionary tale: Farmworker women win massive judgment in sexual assault, retaliation case against Florida farm…

EEOC case a powerful reminder of:1) The ongoing epidemic of sexual violence in Florida's fields outside the bounds of the Fair Food Program, and2) The hypocrisy of retailers and the failure of the corporate social responsibility approach to stop the violence.Last Friday's announcement of a massive jury verdict in favor of five farmworker women who filed sexual assault and retaliation >> Read More

Fair Food Program front and center at international Women’s Forum in Milan!

[hupso title=".@FairFoodProgram front and center at international Women's Forum in Milan!" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/07/womens-forum-milan/"]"Providing a model and inspiration to workers’ and human rights organizations around the world..."Last week, in Milan, Italy, human rights leaders, CEOs and cultural icons gathered for the annual Women's Forum for the Economy and Society, coinciding with the 2015 Expo Milano.  Some 500 participants from across the globe came together to discuss issues relating >> Read More

Fair Food Program featured on Catapult’s front page!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="#FairFoodProgram featured on @WeCatapult's front page! Help #farmworker women end #sexualharassment in the fields today!" url="http://ciw-online.org"] First, as a brief refresher:  Earlier this year, we got connected with Catapult, the World Wide Web's premier crowdfunding site for women's rights, curated by the likes of everyone from Beyónce Knowles to John Legend.  Big names aside -- at its core, this >> Read More

Help us ensure dignity and respect for farmworker women!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Help ensure dignity & respect for #farmworker women!" url="http://ciw-online.org/"] Catapult launches new crowdfunding project to support expansion of the Fair Food Program... Earlier this year, the Fair Food Program won the support of Catapult, a pioneering crowdfunding platform that works with groups around the globe to advance the rights of women and girls.  And today, we have the great pleasure of announcing >> Read More

Two excellent articles look at gains for women farmworkers under Fair Food Program…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Welcome to the tomato fields of Florida. Welcome to the future." url="the URL"] "Welcome to the tomato fields of Immokalee, Florida. Welcome to the future." Two recent articles turned the spotlight on the changing conditions for women in Florida's tomato fields thanks to the Fair Food Program, and they both came away impressed with what they found. The first, entitled >> Read More