AP investigation on treatment of women workers in palm oil plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia finds sexual and other forms of abuse.
18 Nov 2020
A 16-year-old girl describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees on an Indonesian palm oil plantation that feeds into some of the world’s best-known cosmetic brands. He then put an axe to her throat and warned her: “Do not tell.”
At another plantation, a woman named Ola complains of fevers, coughing and nose bleeds after years of spraying dangerous pesticides with no protective gear.