Women and Work

Women sugarcane cutters from Kothi village in Maharashtra’s Beed district talk about struggling with menstrual health. All Photos by Purnima Sah

Why Women Sugarcane Cutters Of Maharashtra Seek Needless Hysterectomies

Kaij taluka (Beed district): Sugarcane cutting is relentless, backbreaking work, say the migrant women workers of Kothi village in Kaij taluka of Maharashtra’s Beed district. You …

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Tej Kaur, a Dalit Sikh who took a loan of Rs 10,000 for medical expenses 30 years ago is still repaying the loan by working as a goha kura wali (dung scavenger) in Mansa, Punjab.\ All Photos by Jigyasa Mishra

‘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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