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The Dalit Women – Go Get It

Touch the Soil News #913 (Feature photo –Dalit Women from India Protest for Basic Rights – CCA SA 4.0 International) Making news in India is a group of Dalit women – demanding access to land to grow food. Some 40 women are demanding 40 acres – 1 acre per woman. In a recent Reuters report the women explain: “We have worked as farm laborers most of our lives – why can’t we own land?” The Dalit women are discriminated against on two fronts – for being of the sub caste of Dalits and for being women. A year ago they took over a 2.5 acre piece of scrub land owned…

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