While helping farmworkers organize into unions in Mexico’s northern coastal state of Baja California, Abelina Ramírez holds workshops on labor rights, including gender equality.

Ramírez, who has picked berries for 13 years in the region after migrating from her home in the country’s southern Oaxaca region, says it is important for farm workers “to realize that together, we can join forces and go up against the employers and the government and get a better life for ourselves and our families.”

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