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Low-wage women workers fight back against sexual violence & exploitation

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On this edition of Your Call, investigative reporter Bernice Yeung discusses her new book, In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers.



Years before the #metoo movement exploded, Yeung was amplifying the voices of women workers who suffer brutal sexual assault and shocking harassment at the hands of their employers. In her new book, she exposes the industries that take advantage of immigrant workers who came to the US to escape poverty only to encounter violence. She also tells the story of resistance. What will it take to end this exploitation?



Bernice Yeung, investigative reporter for Reveal, a program of the Center for Investigative Reporting

Bernice will be speaking at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on April 29, along with Saru Jayaraman, Winnie M. Li, and T. Christian Miller. You can find more details here.

Web Resources:

Shondaland: 'In a Day's Work' Gives a Voice to the #MeToos in the Margins

Splinter: Talking With the Author of In a Day's Work About Low-Income Workers' Battle to Be Included in #MeToo

California Healthline: Women In Medicine Shout #MeToo About Sexual Harassment At Work

Vox: “You just accepted it”: why older women kept silent about sexual harassment — and younger ones are speaking out

Nonprofit Quarterly: #MeToo Hits the Humanitarian Aid Sector

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.