Events

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May2022
The work of preparing for work: Education and skills training as social reproductionAsiya Islam is Lecturer in Work and Employment Relations, University of Leeds
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June2022
Vengeance and Vulnerability: Gendered Embodiment and Indian Men’s Rights ActivistsSrimati Basu, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Anthropology at the University of Kentucky.
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2021

Valuing women’s work: Towards a convergence of own-account, waged, and unpaid care and domestic work?
Abstract  The work performed by women is varied. Most women work on own-account in unincorporated household/family enterprises in India, while …
Reframing the contemporary child marriage debate – Lessons from India
https://youtu.be/Am5G_hahAyM Recent legislative developments on child marriage in India come at a time when the national data shows declining prevalence …
Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice
Abstract: Skimmed tells the story of the first recorded identical Black quadruplets, born in 1946 to Annie Mae Fultz, a …
Unfair and Unjust-The Economic Rights and Entitlements of Separated/ Divorced Women in India
ABSTRACT: The patriarchal Indian state has ensured that the economic rights and entitlements of separated women remain at a minimum. …
Sex work & Feminism in India -The vexed relationships
Feminist understandings and standpoints about ‘agency’ ‘consent’ and ‘voluntary entry into sex work’ remain fertile ground for discussions and debates …
Gender Identity, Sex Work and the Dissonance of Government in Pandemic Times
In thinking with the problematics of sex work, this paper reconsiders commensuration as the structuring relation between the rhetoric of …
Book Launch: Rhacel Salazar Parreñas – Unfree: Migrant Domestic Work in Arab States
A stirring account of the experiences of migrant domestic workers, and what freedom, abuse, and power mean within a vast …
Book Launch: Gowri Vijayakumar – At risk: Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis
Gowri Vijayakumar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching use feminist …
Book Launch: Selma James Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class and Caring for People and Planet
For over sixty years, Selma James has been organizing from the perspective of unwaged women who, with their biological and …
Class and Social Reproduction: Interrogating Time Use Data for Clues
The literature on agrarian change in India has largely employed class categories based upon data on land, assets and occupational …
Webinar on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill
We have recently made a submission to the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, …
From Reproducing Labor Power to Reproducing our Struggle: A Strategy for a Revolutionary Feminism
Speaker: Professor Silvia Federici, Professor Emerita at Hofstra UniversityChair and Moderator: Professor Sanita Sen, Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, …
Social reproduction as method: pandemic neoliberalism, and reproductive crises of work, life and death
June 2021 – Dr Alessandra Mezzadri is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS and holds degrees in Economics …
Universally Invisible: Domestic Workers in India
May 2021 – Avani Chokshi is an Advocate and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation. SEMINAR …
Marshall Plan for Moms: A Conversation with Reshma Saujani
April 2021 – Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.
Care work without care workers: The vulnerability of India’s women community health volunteers
Jan 2021  How does volunteerism shape the experience of paid care workers in the state? Vrind Marwah discusses vulnerabilities and …
Debates For and Against Wages for Housework
6th March 2021   Indian women spend a disproportionately high number of daily hours on unpaid domestic and care work when …
Symposium on Wages for Housework
4 – 6th March 2021  Women in India spend up to 352 minutes per day on domestic work which is …

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