#KisanMuktiMarch: Women Are Farmers Too & It’s Time To Hear Them
For the fourth time in the last 18 months, India’s farmers — men and women, took to the Capital’s streets on Thursday and Friday with a hope of being heard. Loan waivers and better prices for their produce (MSP) are some of their demands. They marched on the Capital’s roads for more than 25 km from different locations towards Ramlila Maidan “demanding for a special session in Parliament to discuss and debate the agrarian crisis”.
While these farmers are agitating for their demands, the women farmers face an even bigger battle — to be recognised. Let’s look some of several reasons why it’s important to acknowledge women are farmers too and why their voices shouldn’t be unheard anymore.