Monthly Archives: June 2021

हाशिए पर घरेलू कामगारों की सुरक्षा

"24 घंटे का काम पकड़ा है मजबूरी में, अभी 5 दिन ही हुए है पर डर सा लगता है। कुछ हुआ नहीं है अब तक, पर घर के लोगों का व्यवहार अजीब सा है मेरे लिए। जैसे मैं कोई इंसान … Continue reading

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Post-Second Wave, Domestic Workers At At Higher Risk Of Sexual Harassment At Work Than Ever

“When his children and grandchildren would go out, he would purposely stay home and keep following me around. He would pat my back, but then his hands would wander. I tried to ignore it. I knew no one would believe … Continue reading

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Living with HIV, I am not even sure if I am eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination

My name is Rani (name changed) and I am 32 years of age. I live in Nehru Camp of New Delhi with my mother and my two children. I came to Delhi several years back with my husband. Shortly after … Continue reading

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I tested positive because my employers didn’t tell me I was working for a COVID patient

In Dakshinpuri, Suman, a domestic worker, faces a troubling reality. In the second wave of the pandemic, she had been dismissed from all the houses where she had worked. She was working in a kothi last month when another domestic … Continue reading

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Kaam wali chahiye? Meri biwi ko rakh lo! Life is very frightening for domestic workers right now

A late night conversation with Lata has just ended. Lata is a domestic worker, 27 and a single parent to two little girls aged 11 and 9. She was married at the tender age of 13, and had four children. … Continue reading

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I was scared to take care of a COVID positive patient, but I was desperate too

Kamala lives with her 3 children (2 daughters and 1 son) and their father in Gautampuri, New Delhi in a small one room house with an attached bathroom that also serves as a kitchen. As the sole earning member of … Continue reading

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