Elderly women farmers participate in a protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo: AP Elderly women farmers participate in a protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo: AP
Elderly women farmers participate in a protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo: AP
India

In India, feisty grandmothers join women at front lines of farmers’ protests

  • A wave of women, from teachers and nurses to housewives and grandmothers, have emerged on the front lines of the protests
  • Some 75 per cent of rural women who work full-time are farmers, with the numbers expected to rise as more men migrate to cities for jobs

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Elderly women farmers participate in a protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo: AP Elderly women farmers participate in a protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo: AP
Elderly women farmers participate in a protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo: AP
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