Farmworker women plant, pick and pack the fruits and vegetables that individuals across the United States consume. Though farmworker women’s contributions to the U.S. labor force provide vital sustenance, they are often paid poverty level wages, if they are paid. Farmworker women also work under substandard conditions, suffer exposure to dangerous pesticides that cause long-term health consequences and they face widespread sexual harassment and assault at work.
Since 2012, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas has worked to create a national policy and advocacy platform that is centered on the priorities of farmwormworker women, while supporting their leadership development and grassroots organizing efforts. Its policy and programmatic priorities have been developed through the input and leadership of current and former farmworker women from different parts of the United States, along with women who hail from farmworker families.
The Harvesting Hope Giving Campaign will provide needed financial support to help Alianza Campesinas with our continue work on the Bandana Project, an art activism campaign aimed at raising awareness about the pervasive gender-based violence that farmworker women face at work. Contributions will also provide valuable resources to support our civic engagement programs, leadership development eefforts and advocacy initiatives. Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is a 501(c)(3) organization. More information is available at www.alianzanacionaldecampesinas.org