After a year of protests, farmers in India have succeeded in having new laws that threatened their livelihoods repealed.
For 6 months farmers in India have been protesting new laws which could destroy their livelihoods, but still the government is refusing to back down.
Protesters are defying orders to disband and are helping distribute food to hospitals and other people in need.
New agriculture laws in India could adversely impact the lives of millions of small farmers who struggle with low wages. Farmers are right to protest against laws that jeopardize their livelihoods.
The active participation of women in India’s farmers’ protests shows that the demonstrations are not only spaces of resistance and power but also of gender equity and empowerment.