9 Dec. 2014
MEERAN PUR, Pakistan
A boy pushes a donkey cart loaded with bundles of cotton blooms that were collected by women cotton pickers in Meeran Pur village, north of Karachi September 25, 2014. Women make up the bulk of Pakistan's half a million cotton producers, but labour rights activists say they are often exploited by overseers, who often withhold their wages and may subject some of them to sexual harassment. Many women work in Pakistan's cotton fields for less than $2 a day. Last year, a group of around 40 women decided their low wages could no longer cover food and clothing for their families so they did something almost unheard for poor working women in rural Pakistan - they went on strike. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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