Indonesia: Exploitation of women and violation of their rights in oil palm plantations

by | Oct 1, 2019 | Uncategorized

The expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has turned women into landless food buyers and cheap labour, with no adequate safety and health protection, for the plantation companies.

Indonesia currently has 16.1 million hectares of oil palm plantations and plans to expand the area occupied by oil palm plantations to approximately 20 million hectares of land, spread across Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.

This massive expansion mainly rests on two key factors: low-wage labour and the ease of obtaining land. #Oilpalm plantations have turned peasant communities into landless communities and forced them to sell their labour to plantations.

#palmoillaboursolidarity October 01, 2019 at 10:17PM

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