The Vulnerability to Exploitation of Women Migrant Workers in Agriculture in the EU:The Need for a Human Rights and Gender Based Approach

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Abstract

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, explores the working conditions of migrant women in agriculture in the EU, focusing on some case studies in Italy and Spain. In particular, it aims to examine the factors that render women vulnerable to exploitation, paying attention to gendered dynamics and power relations. The study contends that to prevent and combat exploitation in agriculture it is necessary to implement concerted actions aimed at tackling, from a human rights and gender perspective, the structural factors of a socio-economic system which fosters and relies on workers’ vulnerability.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Parliament, Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union
Number of pages81
ISBN (Print)978-92-846-2927-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Palumbo, L., & Sciurba, A. (2018). The Vulnerability to Exploitation of Women Migrant Workers in Agriculture in the EU:The Need for a Human Rights and Gender Based Approach. European Parliament, Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union.