News

We have recently made a submission to the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021, on behalf of the Laws of Social Reproduction Project (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London & IWWAGE, New Delhi). A multi stake holder international webinar to discuss the Bill was held on 17th July 2021. You can find the concept note and recordings here.

Our Second Annual Lecture in the Laws of Social Reproduction was held on July 13th, 2-4pm BST where Professor Silvia Federici spoke on ‘From reproducing labor power to reproducing our struggle: a strategy for a revolutionary feminism.’ This was chaired by Professor Samita Sen. See further information here.

Much work is currently being done worldwide on Wages for Housework and our work on this sector reflects the importance and timely nature of this movement.

Our April seminar was a conversation with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls who can code on The Marshall Plan for Moms, the Biden plan and other State level initiatives in the US.  Learn more about the event here.

Explore the events and op-eds on the subject below: 

Should women be paid for housework?
BBC Sounds
2 April 2021
Hear our PI, Prof. Kotiswaran on the BBC podcast WorklifeIndia where she discusses whether housework should be remunerated with other contributors
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For gender equity, India needs a care manifesto
Hindustan Times
1 April 2021
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Opening the black box of marriage
Hindustan Times
12 January 2021
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Face Off between Kotiswaran and Deshpande
Times of India
5 February 2021
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The Economic Worth of Homemakers
Economic and Political Weekly Comment
20 February 2021
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How Indian calculates the value of women’s housework
BBC News
24 February 2021
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What is a homemaker’s worth?
The Indian Express
February 23 2021
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Proposal in India could grant salaries for housework
The World
28 January 2021
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Kamal Hassan proposed salaries for housewives
BBC World
February 2021
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