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Precarious future for returnees coming back to Manipur

Posted Sat 8 Aug 2020 - 13:07 | 1,014 views

More than 45,000 people have registered to return to their home-state Manipur, and a large number of them are women nurses who faced discrimination and harassment while they were doing their jobs in mainland India. Returnees now face a precarious future regarding where they live, their jobs and their future.

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COVID-19 is Leaving Women and LGBTQIA+ People in the USA Vulnerable to Online Surveillance

Posted Wed 5 Aug 2020 - 13:41 | 1,061 views

Essential workers and service workers in the United States of America, especially those who belong to LGBTQIA+ community, are increasingly more vulnerable at the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are at risk of losing employment benefits, and are subject to discrimination and surveillance at their workplace.

Parijatha interviewing a group of domestic workers.

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on awareness of worker's rights

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 19:58 | 2,252 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground. Here the author reflects on whether domestic workers are sufficiently aware of their rights and of unions that they could be part of, regardless of whether they use online platforms or find work using more traditional routes.

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Doing standpoint theory

Posted Sun 1 Sep 2019 - 17:05 | 4,219 views

In this article about research with domestic workers and unions, we look at the implications of feminist methods of research and standpoint theory, and how feminist methods of research should seek to destabilise power hierarchies and dynamics. 

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Inclusion, mobility and connection: diverse uses of mobile phones for women with disability

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 12:41 | 3,444 views

Can technology-based solutions improve the quality of life for people with disabilities? Srinidhi Raghavan interviews various women who talk about how mobile phone usage has benefitted them in terms of communication and social interaction, but also about their real concerns around privacy.

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Gender and the virtual workplace during COVID-19

Posted Fri 14 Aug 2020 - 13:08 | 3,618 views

How does working online change and challenge gender dynamics at the workplace? Here we learn more through the experience of a barrister about how some of the changes brought about by COVID-19 could potentially be liberating and eventually change the workplace to make it better for women.

Radha making a research interview.

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on conducting interviews on sensitive issues

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 19:56 | 1,929 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece a researcher talks about the experience of doing research with workers, unions and companies and of trying to determine the extent of sexual harassment or caste prejudice in the platform economy around domestic labour

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on difficulty to set up interviews

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 19:52 | 1,809 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece, the researcher speaks of the difficulties of setting up interviews with domestic workers, often torn between home and work obligations.

Meeting of domestic workers unionists in Indica.

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Domestic work in the platform economy: reflections on research and social work

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 19:50 | 1,993 views

As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece, the writer explores how it is possible but also difficult for her to do social work and awareness building, and shift to doing research.

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Digital mediation of reproductive and care work in India: research reflexivity and challenges

Posted Wed 8 Apr 2020 - 19:40 | 2,159 views

Women who do domestic work are able to now find employers through online platforms, but does this new avenue and promise of the digital economy ensure that their labour rights are upheld? In this short series, we read about four researchers who directly interviewed with workers as part of a project in the Feminist Internet Research Network. Here are the reflections of the researchers on ethics...