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Pakistan is one of the world’s major cotton producers, the fourth largest exporter of raw cotton, and the second largest exporter of cotton yarn. More than five million people work as cotton growers and pickers in this very labour intensive sector. Cotton is a vital source of income with the majority of growers and pickers dependent on their harvest to…
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Cotton picker Sughran Sugrhran Bibi is lobbying for better pay
For cotton growing women of Chah Hasnabad village, cotton is the lifeblood that supports their families. 86% of the village works in agriculture farming – mainly cotton and wheat. Women work in the fields as pickers as well as managing their households and own fields. The women face many forms of discrimination because of social and cultural norms and are…
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Cotton picker Sughran Bibi, India