Women Battle the Breadline

Amrita Nandy-Joshi – Asia Sentinal – Wednesday 28 May, 2008

Poverty Afghanistan

As food prices soar across the planet, poor women take the brunt of the crisis.

These are ruthless times. The current food crisis is an assault on the already difficult lives of the poor in developing countries. Picture this: Afghan women are reported to buy leftover food, otherwise sold as fodder for cows and sheep. A group of Sri Lankan housewives protested outside a newspaper office demanding to know where they could find affordable rice. In Ivory Coast, women clashed over rising food prices; the unrest left one dead. . .

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