A 15-year-old girl hoes cotton in Texas. Unauthorized migrant farmworker women and girls are exceptionally vulnerable to sexual abuse. Geographic isolation, language barriers, fear of deportation, and the desperate need for work make it very difficult for them to report abuse, much less get help.


 
© 2009 Robert Romano
 
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A 15-year-old girl hoes cotton in Texas. Unauthorized migrant farmworker women and girls are exceptionally vulnerable to sexual abuse. Geographic isolation, language barriers, fear of deportation, and the desperate need for work make it very difficult for them to report abuse, much less get help.