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Discovering Our Voices: Agrasar

Women’s day was celebrated with full vigor and vitality. An interactive session was facilitated by our cheerful young leader in making Sonam Singh, a Societymaker team member.  The women gathered  together, flipped through the pages of history of women’s  day celebration. We gained insights into why we celebrate it today and the root of its […]

Internal Migration conundrum in India

The first-ever estimates of internal work-related migration using railways data for the period 2011-2016 indicate an annual average flow of close to 9 million migrant people between the states.

Care Regimes and Transnational Migration: What Happens to Those Left Behind

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Over the last few decades migration studies have fruitfully intersected with race, class and gender studies to foreground the gradual but steady marketisiation and commodification of migrant women’s reproductive labour from poor to richer countries.

PEPUS celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was organised by PEPUS on 8th March, 2016 and programs were organised in the project area. International Women’s Day programmes were organized in Anapur village of Kaudihar block, Dist.- Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Aid for Cremation Secured Through SSK Initiative

Under the Migrant Worker Support Program, several village level awareness programmes are being conducted by SSK Muratganj at the behest of PEPUS. Through village level meetings migrant workers and their families are being provided information about several social security and welfare schemes. The awareness built is enabling them to benefit from different schemes.

Exploring the role of worksite(s) on migrant women’s labour market decisions in Delhi

By Sonal Sharma and Eesha Kunduri Sitting by the doorstep of her one-room house in Ghazipur village in East Delhi, on a hot summer afternoon, Anju Sinha is busy putting threads into bookmarks for the online shopping portal flipkart. Beginning around ten in the morning, she continues to do this work till about five or […]

Women at Work: An insight into the workspace of a ‘gajra’ vendor in Mumbai

This piece draws from informal interviews with a ‘gajra’ vendor in a residential colony in Mumbai. Jharna* is 46 years old, and has been vending flowers in the same spot since the year 2000.

Facilitating migrant workers’ access to healthcare: Sampark

Sampark is working to improve living standards by increasing livelihood opportunities for migrant construction workers in Bangalore. Sampark is presently working in 26 labour colonies in Bangalore, and aims to reach out to 5000 construction workers over a period of three years.

Pooja’s rescue and return to Odisha: Gram Utthan Case Study

Pooja* was just seventeen years old, and had been employed as a domestic worker in a household in Kolkata from a very young age. Pooja’s father was a migrant labourer who had been working in Kolkata for many years. However due to a severe illness, he returned to Odisha, leaved his daughter in Kolkata to […]

Expanding Social spaces for women: Arpita Banerjee (NIUA)

What does Migration mean? Let us start from the entry point of what migration mean to women. It is well documented in numerous migration literatures that migration is mainly a response to the work/job opportunities available in the new place (Basu 2001; Dayal and Karan 2003) and it has enhanced the economic and the social […]