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Women's labour force participation in India among the world's lowest: Oxfam -Shagun Kapil

ndian women not employed while the gender pay gap is 34 per cent Irrespective of employment category (casual and regular/salaried), organised or unorganised sector, and location (urban and rural), Women Workers in India are paid a lower wage rate, says a report by Oxfam, an international non-profit organisation. The gender pay gap was 34 per cent in India, that is, women get 34 per cent less compared to men for performing the same job with same

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Missing: The woman farmer -Sakshi Rai

for women in the sector remains being identified as a ‘farmer’. According to previous reports by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the agrarian sector employs nearly 80 percent Women Workers. Despite such high numbers, both the sector and the macroeconomic policy framework are yet to recognise them as farmers. Moreover, 81 percent of the female agricultural labourers belong to dalit, adivasi and OBC communities (ILO, 2010). The

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How Maternity Benefits Can Be Extended to Informal Women Workers -Dipa Sinha and Sudeshna Sengupta

upporting new mothers – even in the informal economy. Maternity entitlements in the form of wage compensation during pregnancy and after delivery is an internationally accepted right for all Women Workers. It is also recognised as a supportive mechanism for exclusive breastfeeding, critical for child nutrition and well-being. The legislative framework for ensuring maternity entitlements for Women Workers<

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How to boost women's workforce participation -Surbhi Ghai

ls for they no longer have to be left behind to take care of their younger siblings. More recently, the government has taken a proactive stance for provision of child care for the organised sector Women Workers through the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. The amendment has inserted an additional section that provides for cre?che facility in every establishment having 50 or more workers. However, there are two important considerations tha

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Equality beyond GDP -Arpan Tulsyan

), a major metropolis like Delhi has only 196 female workers per 1,000 workers, and Mumbai has only 188. In contrast, a state like Nagaland, which has historically been matrilineal, has more than 500 Women Workers per 1,000 in most districts. The strategy document skips discussing any number beyond the national averages, and offers no analysis of social barriers on women, particularly married, in entering or staying put in the labour force. Please

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As India rethinks labour rules, one item not on the agenda: Childcare facilities for Women Workers -Mirai Chatterjee

ng children under five years of age, and every morning she leaves them in a crèche run by the Self-Employed Women’s Association or SEWA, a trade union of over 15 lakh poor, self-employed Women Workers. The children are cared for by Sumanben and Shardaben, both farmers and now childcare workers of the cooperative. “Earlier agricultural labourers like me would put our babies in a sari tied between two trees,” said Savitaben. &ld

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CIC: Get unorganised sector workers' data -Ambika Pandit

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Exhorting the government to take necessary steps to formulate statistics pertaining to construction workers, domestic workers and Women Workers in the unorganised sector, the Central Information Commission has recommended the ministry of labour and employment carry out the exercise in line with provisions meant to promote “transparency, accountability and conformity” in the RTI Act. Then Information C

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WeToo: Women in farming seek gender parity -Basant Kumar Mohanty

ing work in farms are rarely considered “farmer” in the country when it comes to loans although banks insist they practise no such discrimination. Activists say the lack of documents with Women Workers makes it easy for banks to deny them loans. When the Ekta Parishad, an organisation fighting for the right to homestead land for all, launched the march last Tuesday from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh to Delhi, one of its demands was to ensur

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Anganwadi laggard stirs

to come by, resulting in reduced payments to the workers. Prime Minister Modi announced the hike in honorarium during a nearly hour-and-a-half-long interaction through video-conferencing with the Women Workers and helpers across the country. The raised honorarium will be paid from October onwards in what he pitched as a Diwali gift. Please click here to read more.

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