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Young Workers' Reality
Raise the salary of women working in agriculture! PDF Print E-mail
women workersIn India, it is not easy to be a woman. It is not easy to be a Dalit either. Dalit women are oppressed twice as much, because they are women and because they are Dalit. Their lives are made of discrimination and injustice. The India YCW knows the problem well as most of its members are Dalits, and it is carrying out concrete actions on the ground to make things change. Here is an example, in Pulimateau, a village in the state of Tamil Nadu. This action has been carried out with young women working in agriculture.
The background of the action
In Pulimateau, the young women working in agriculture only received INR 30 ($0.75). Note that for a kilo of rice (major food in India) they already pay INR 15. In their YCW group, they discovered that a five member family needs at least INR 150 a day to meet its basic needs. They made an in-depth review of their living and working conditions. Here is their analysis.
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