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February 20, 2018

Just three weeks out from the Freedom Fast and Time's Up Wendy's March in NYC, new report spotlights solution to national epidemic of sexual harassment and assault born in the fields of Florida...

Just as farmworker women from Immokalee — together with their male co-workers from the fields and allies from across the country — begin to prepare for next month's five-day fast calling on Wendy's to help end sexual violence in its supply chain by joining the Fair Food Program, the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network has released an extensive report that underscores the urgency of the fasters' cause and the unique power of their solution.

The new report, entitled "Now the Fear Is Gone: Advancing Gender Justice through WSR," surveys "the abusive conditions that women farmworkers face daily in fields across the US, and spotlights the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Fair Food Program as a root-cause solution to gender-based violence in the workplace." 

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