About The Project
No Space For Work: Political economy and challenges to women’s labour participation, safety and autonomy (or NSFW) is a national project spearheaded by Zubaan and funded by the Ford Foundation. It seeks to understand how women navigate the world of paid economic work against the backdrop of unpaid and devalued work, and how their social identities (based on caste, class, region, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.) influence these relationships.
The concept behind the project is in continuation with Zubaan’s larger organizational commitment of providing visibility to diverse sets of perspectives put out by local researchers and grassroot women’s collectives. The project supports participatory research by women and LGBTQIA researchers, in partnership with women leaders, community researchers, grassroots activists/organizations, grounding their work in their own communities. The research aims to produce outputs, in the form of documentation and audio-visual reports, which can be used to disseminate information within the community as well as help in local organization and mobilization.
The informal sectors of work under focus in the project are construction, sanitation, domestic work, sex work, agricultural and allied sectors, grassroots volunteer-based work (ASHA, Anganwadi, etc.). Smaller pilot studies are expected under hospitality, private education, media, tourism, etc.
About The Role
Zubaan is looking for collaborators on their project on gender and labour in the upcoming year, some of which will be graphic or illustrative longform nonfiction work. Please note that there is no deadline for this call as such. You can send your portfolios and they’ll reach out if/when there’s a collaboration that fits your style!
Candidates must have experience in graphic longform nonfiction, gender & labour issues.
Zubaan is looking for women, trans & non-binary persons from Assam, Karnataka, Manipur and Sikkim. They encourage Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi, Tribal and Indigenous artists to apply.
Kindly note, that they will not be responding to individual emails unless there is a specific graphic/illustrative work opportunity for you.
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