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New Pakistani Law Protects Women Farm Workers

Expand Pakistani women work in a field in Lahore. © 2014 Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacifi/SIPA via AP Images Sindh province in Pakistan is taking an important step toward ending abuse and discrimination against women agricultural workers. On August 24, the Sindh cabinet approved the Sindh Women Agriculture Workers Act 2019, which will now be brought to the provincial assembly for a vote. It is expected to pass. The proposed law recognizes the right of women workers to have a written contract, minimum wage, social security, and welfare benefits including for child health, maternity leave, and access…

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