Women in Tobacco Farming: Health, Equality and Empowerment

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Women tobacco farmers need support to improve their livelihoods, in terms of access to alternative crops, education about health risks associated with tobacco farming and associated protective measures, and access to resources
Key facts and stats: (1) There is inadequate knowledge among tobacco farmers of the negative impact of tobacco farming, including the negative impact on unborn children of pregnant farmers
Notes: Appendix 1 includes quotes from focus group discussions, on topics ranging from work conditions to health to dealing with the tobacco industry
Main focus: gender; farming
Other topics addressed: economic empowerment; health consequences
Source: Public Health Institute
Year: 2016

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