Post COVID-19 For Women In Work: Perspectives From India

Post COVID-19 For Women In Work: Perspectives From India

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Following the COVID-19 lockdown, most paid care work services within the household has been suspended, shifting the burden of the household on the women and young girls.
The Pandemic Is A Timely Reminder Of The Issues Faced By ASHA Workers

The Pandemic Is A Timely Reminder Of The Issues Faced By ASHA Workers

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ASHA workers are yet not provided with personal protective equipment or safety gears. The safety totally depends upon a bottle of sanitizer and 6 hours disposal mask.
What Does Social Distancing Mean For Sex Workers And Their Future?

What Does Social Distancing Hold For Sex Workers And Their Future?

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As social distancing plays out, these women are finding the cost too high to bear. How does one conduct business which largely involves physical closeness and intimacy in the days of social distancing?
Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
Congratulations, You Made It. You Are A Pressure Cooker!

Congratulations, You Made It. You Are A Pressure Cooker!

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I feel, there is a unconscious gender stereotyping that runs deeper in our psyche every time, we gift a woman a pressure cooker. Ask yourself, would you ever gift a pressure cooker to a man unless he is particularly interested in cooking?
COVID-19 Lockdown: Domestic Workers And A Class-Caste Divide

COVID-19 Lockdown: Domestic Workers And A Class-Caste Divide

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As domestic workers are rendered jobless and without financial and social security—the halted urban maid express exposes deep-rooted prejudices.
Covid-19 Lockdown: The Aroma Of Patriarchy From Indian Kitchens

Covid-19 Lockdown: The Aroma Of Patriarchy From Indian Kitchens

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The assigned gender roles, something that felt distant from pages, suddenly felt so heart-wrenching in the days of the lockdown.
Bread Of Life: The Making Of Roti And The Politics Around It

Bread Of Life: The Making Of Roti And The Politics Around It

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Millions the world over have to leave their homes to earn their ‘rozi roti’ or livelihood. Bread or roti is such an integral part of our existence that it is part of our vocabulary and the idioms we use in our speech.
Sex Workers Of Sonagachi: Social Distancing & Stigma During COVID-19

Sex Workers Of Sonagachi: Social Distancing & Stigma During COVID-19

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The gated doors look grim and the sex workers are not in a positive state of mind and as someone summed it up: “We will either die from starvation or the virus.”
How Are Farmers In Crisis Due To The Covid-19 Lockdown?

How Is The Covid-19 Lockdown Affecting Farmers?

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Farmers today are still in the fields, in this pandemic, often without sick pay or health insurance, planting and harvesting our nation’s food supply.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

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The primary problem with such an organisation of gender and sex is that it negates the possibility of other “biologically” gendered identities; even if it is identified, it is mostly identified as an imperfection, a flaw or even a disorder.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.