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Reset rural job policies, recognise women’s work -Madhura Swaminathan

-The Hindu As India emerges from the lockdown, labour market policy has to reverse the pandemic’s gender-differentiated impact The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on women’s work, but as official statistics do not capture women’s work adequately and accurately, little attention has been paid to the consequences of the pandemic for Women Workers and to the design of specific policies and programmes to assist them. A survey by the Azim Premji...

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Of UP govt’s 1.25 crore jobs, over 1 crore went to MGNREGA and MSME sectors -Maulshree Seth

-The Indian Express Nearly 5 lakh workers have been given employment under self-help groups (SHGs), which includes a large number of Women Workers. Lucknow: Of the 1.25 crore jobs allocated by the Uttar Pradesh government in a single day under different schemes and programmes, approximately 60 lakh jobs have been provided under the Rural Development Panchayati Raj Department, majority of which are under MGNREGA, and another nearly 50 lakh in MSME units...

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Will the State recognise Women Workers’ right to bleed with dignity -Pradeep Narayanan

-Down to Earth The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs has sought feedback from stakeholders on the draft National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights by March 20, 2020 The patriarchal society’s attempt to control a woman’s body from time immemorial has been documented across the world and in different ages. The fear of a woman’s sexuality and reproductive abilities has, throughout history, spurred religious texts and mythological epics. Man-made laws find ways...

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Waning women at work -Roshan Kishore

-Hindustan Times Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), which measures the share of population which is either working or looking for work, was 54.9% for men and 18.2% for women in rural areas. These figures were 55.6% and 25.3%, respectively in the 2011-12 EUS Two unrelated announcements on June 3 are worth taking note of in context of the challenges faced by India’s Women Workers. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi...

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