Parijatha G.P. is currently working with Stree Jagruti Samiti, where she intervenes in cases of domestic violence, sexual harassment and bonded labour. She also leads community organisation around domestic work as part of a union. She has been awarded the Nirbhaya Award in 2018 in recognition of her work. Prior to this, she has worked as the labour welfare officer in the garments manufacturing industry.
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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.