‘We Live, Work In Filth And Are Treated Like Filth:’ Punjab’s Dalit Women Caught In Cycle Of Bonded Work

Mansa, Punjab: Tej Kaur, a Dalit Sikh , has been cleaning and collecting cow dung for 30 years. Her walk is steady but the strain and struggle of …

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A Dalit women’s collective is fighting for the land it toils on, In Gujarat

Mumbai: Around 400 metres off the Gujarat state highway near Vautha village, along the snake-like curves of the Sabarmati river, lie nearly a hundred acres of …

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Dalit Women Wait To Till Their Lands In Gujarat

Ahmedabad: “We were happy — we wouldn’t have to work in others’ fields anymore. We were going to be farmers,” says Daksha Ben Babu Bhai Parmar, …

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In Their Fight For Light Rights, Gujarat’s Women Face Long Battles

Mumbai: Kanchan Kolipatel is a threat. It may not be apparent from her short build, soft voice or sorrowful brown eyes. For some members of her family …

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Women Own Forested Land In Gujarat But Not Its Wealth

New Delhi: Mangla Hira Ji Thakre (45) and her family are sprawled around the television for their post-dinner ritual of watching a hit soap opera. “Arey, …

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How Organic Promotion Policies End Up Excluding Women Farmers In Gujarat

New Delhi: On May 14, 2021, while encouraging farmers to take up organic farming as he released the 8th instalment of the Pradhan Mantri- Kisan Samman …

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Women Yet To Cross Gender Barriers In India’s Agricultural Markets

Ahmedabad: Lassu Ben, 38, is an outspoken and resolute woman but even she sometimes hesitates to trade with the men at the local farm market. ‘Bahas …

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