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Dispatches from India: Farmers continue to mobilize

We take a look at the problems faced by domestic workers, violence by the right-wing in Tripura, and a protest by students. We also bring you scenes from the massive farmers’ gathering in Muzaffarnagar

COVID-19 laid bare the struggles and exploitation that domestic workers face

While domestic workers number in the tens of millions—constituting a major proportion of India’s workforce—their labor is not formally recognized, and they lack essential rights and guarantees.

Patriarchy and the pandemic: Disentangling the web of oppression

We discuss Coronashock and Patriarchy, a study done by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, with Renata Porto Bugni to understand the impact of the pandemic on women and the LGBTQIA+ community.

South Africa’s constitutional Court protects domestic workers

The court has ruled that these employees can claim from the Compensation Fund if injured while on duty. The ground-breaking judgment also ensures domestic workers can apply retrospectively.

Execution of Filipino woman points to Saudi Arabia’s appalling record on work conditions, executions

The 39-year-old woman was executed earlier this week on charges of murdering her employer. Rights organizations have long criticized the horrible conditions in which domestic workers are forced to work in Saudi Arabia, with the women facing abuse and rape

Domestic Workers’ Struggle Domestic workers recall their struggle ahead of the second global congress

25 countries have so far ratified ILO’s Convention 189, providing numerous labor rights and other protections to millions of domestic workers across the world, 82% of whom are women.

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