We couldn’t not address it. The elephant in the room, or rather, the virus in the air. Releasing more than two months since India went into lockdown to contain the novel Coronavirus, this episode of Women in Labour was recorded entirely remotely. This is a slice-of-life perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of some of India’s working women.
With special guests:
Kripi Malviya, psychologist and co-founder TATVA center in Goa
Devli Bai, Ramli Bai, and Mirki Bai — together with Shram Sarathi and Aajeevika Bureau, we were able to hear from a few women from migrant households about how their lives have been impacted during COVID-19.
Ritu Dewan, economist and Vice President of the Indian Society of Labour Economics
Mayanti Langer, award-winning sports journalist and cricket presenter
Ashu Haldwani, Owner, Get Gorgeous Salon
Sahiba Singh Dhupar, Image consultant and body positivity activist
MORE TO READ/WATCH.
This UN report on mental health and COVID-19:
This TheSwaddle piece about the pandemic-productivity narrative:
This Aajeevika Bureau panel on the launch of ‘Unlocking the Urban: Reimagining Migrant Lives in Cities Post-COVID 19’:
This PARI Network coverage series titled ‘Covering the human cost of COVID-19’ https://ruralindiaonline.org/articles/covering-the-human-cost-of-covid-19/
This piece in the ET about migrant security:
This EPW Engage piece by Dr. Ashwini Deshpande:
This WEF article about COVID-19 and the world of sports:
This interview with Mithali Raj on sports, gender, and COVID-19:
This IndiaToday article about the salon industry:
This IndianExpress article about beauty salons post-lockdown:
This UN report about promoting positive gender roles:
This UNWomen blog about shifting gender norms during COVID-19:
A BIG THANKS
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