In honor of yesterday's National Women and GIrls HIV AIDS Awareness Day, Farmworker Justice would like to shed light on the sexual violence that farmworker women suffer in the fields. These conditions can put farmworker women at an increased risk for many mental and physical health problems, including HIV/AIDS.
Below is a story about Reyna, a female farmworker. Although Reyna’s story is fictitious, it is based on true facts. Many farmworker women have suffered in similar ways and continue to do so. It is imperative that we increase the awareness of the abuse going on in the fields in order to bring about change.
Read Reyna's story on our blog: