Equality Sex Workers Sex Work Workers Rights

Sex Workers Need to be Seen as Labour, Not Victims

The re-conceptualisation of sex work as a form of sexual labour will increase sex workers’ accessibility to resources, mobilise them for representation and participation, and challenge social exclusion.
By Anita Tagore for The Wire on July 1, 2022
Equality Gender Inequality Climate Change Gendered Impacts

Explainer: How gender inequality and climate change are interconnected

The climate crisis has a greater impact on women than men and, in fact, amplifies existing gender inequalities, UN Women warns.
From World Economic Forum on June 16, 2022
Equality Racism Gender Based Discrimination Sexual Orientation

Racism, religion and identity: A glimpse into the lives and experiences of queer Mizos

In Mizoram, it is gender and sexual-orientation-based discrimination. Outside, it is race, language and religious bigotry, in addition to queerphobia.
By Ruth Chawngthu for Scroll.in on June 19, 2022
Equality Transgender Persons Gender Affirmation Surgery Financial Stress

Transgender Indians Continue To Face Multiple Barriers To Gender Affirmation Surgery

India's transgender persons face both financial stress and medical uncertainties to undergo Gender Affirmation Surgery as government reforms fail to change much on the ground.
By Kumar Divyanshu for IndiaSpend on June 29, 2022
Equality Transgender Persons Mental Health Mental Well-Being

‘I was unable to breathe, sleep, feel’: A trans person’s account of mental health struggles

Being part of the queer community has rippling effects on one’s entire life, more so on mental well-being.
By Rio for Scroll.in on June 25, 2022
Equality Caste Based Discrimination Caste Atrocities Caste

Alleged Assault on Zomato Delivery Agent Is a Reminder of How Everyday Casteism Thrives in India

“Caste is a thing of the past,” many Indians belonging to privileged castes often argue.
By Devrupa Rakshit for The Swaddle on June 21, 2022
Equality Discrimination Hiring Biases Muslims

Study finds recruiters discriminate against Muslim women in hiring at entry-level jobs

LedBy Foundation had conducted a survey for 10 months to find out the hiring bias that is prevalent against Muslim women in Indian offices
By Bismee Taskin for ThePrint on June 26, 2022
Equality Access to Cooling Equipment Workers Rights Extreme Heat

Should air conditioning be part of workers’ rights?

This past May, workers at a Dollar General store in Apache, Oklahoma, were faced with the prospect of being stuck inside with no air conditioning. The forecast that day was above 100°F, and the temperature in the store had reached 85°F. So they quit.
By Sarah Todd for Quartz on June 24, 2022
Equality Gender Roles Social Norms Stereotypes

UN Women Reveals Concerning Regression in Attitudes Towards Gender Roles During Pandemic in New Study

Findings of the 20-country study show attitudes towards gender roles have deteriorated amid COVID-19 as outdated social norms and stereotypes continue to hold society back from reaching gender equality.
From UN Women on June 22, 2022
Equality Discrimination Residential Segregation Religious Minorities

Muslims & Dalits Face The Worst Residential Segregation & Discrimination In Urban Cities, Study Confirms

A recent study, based on quantitative analysis and qualitative fieldwork, finds Muslims and Dalits are facing the worst residential segregation in Indian cities, relegating them to spaces with poor public services like piped water and sewage.
By Betwa Sharma for Article 14 on May 24, 2022