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Gender and gig work: Perspectives from domestic work in India

by Ambika Tandon — last modified Dec 07, 2021 02:11 AM
December 07, 2021

Platforms have the potential to be instrumental in protecting workers rights, but the current platform design is not optimised to protect workers’ interests especially those of women in the gig economy, argues Ambika Tandon, a senior researcher at the Centre for Internet and Society in India and an author of the report on ‘Platforms, Power and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India’.

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AI in the Future of Work

by Ambika Tandon — last modified Dec 07, 2021 01:51 AM

Artificial Intelligence and allied technologies form part of what is being called the fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Practicing Feminist Principles

by Ambika Tandon — last modified Dec 07, 2021 12:54 AM

AI can serve to challenge social inequality and dismantle structures of power.

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Are India’s much-lauded startups failing their women workers?

by Abhishek Sekharan and Ambika Tandon — last modified Dec 06, 2021 04:24 PM

Recent protests outside Urban Company’s head office highlight the gendered nature of work in the country’s digital economy.

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Between Platform and Pandemic: Migrants in India's Gig Economy

Between Platform and Pandemic: Migrants in India's Gig Economy

by Kaarika Das and Srravya C — last modified Dec 06, 2021 04:04 PM

In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the central government announced a nationwide lockdown in March 2020.

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 #CultureForAll Conference on Cultural Mapping

#CultureForAll Conference on Cultural Mapping

by Sneha PP — last modified Sep 20, 2021 03:18 PM

Sahapedia is organising the #CultureForAll Conference on Cultural Mapping, digitally on September 28 and 29, 2021. The conference will take place in collaboration with the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Azim Premji University, the Centre for Internet and Society, and the Re-Centring Afro Asia project at the University of Cape Town.

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June and July Newsletter

by Pranav M B — last modified Aug 10, 2021 03:57 PM

The newsletter presents the work done in the months of June and July 2021.

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Platforms, Power, and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India

Platforms, Power, and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India

by Aayush Rathi, and Ambika Tandon — last modified Jul 07, 2021 03:19 PM

CIS has been undertaking a two-year project studying the entry of digital platforms in the domestic and care work in India, supported by the Association for Progressive Communications as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network. Implemented through 2019-21, the objective of the project is to use a feminist lens to critique platform modalities and orient platformisation dynamics in radically different, worker-first ways. Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi led the research team at CIS. The Domestic Workers’ Rights Union is a partner in the implementation of the project, as co-researchers. Geeta Menon, head of DWRU, was an advisor on the project, and the research team consisted of Parijatha G.P., Radha Keerthana, Zeenathunnisa, and Sumathi, who are office holders in the union and are responsible for organising workers and addressing their concerns.

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IFAT and ITF - Protecting Workers in the Digital Platform Economy: Investigating Ola and Uber Drivers’ Occupational Health and Safety

IFAT and ITF - Protecting Workers in the Digital Platform Economy: Investigating Ola and Uber Drivers’ Occupational Health and Safety

by Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), New Delhi office — last modified Jun 29, 2021 06:53 AM

Between July to November 2019, Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), New Delhi office, conducted 2,128 surveys across 6 major cities: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Lucknow, to determine the occupational health and safety of app-based transport workers. CIS is proud to publish the study report and the press release. Akash Sheshadri, Ambika Tandon, and Aayush Rathi of CIS supported post-production of this report.

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Atmanirbhar Bharat Meets Digital India: An Evaluation of COVID-19 Relief for Migrants

Atmanirbhar Bharat Meets Digital India: An Evaluation of COVID-19 Relief for Migrants

by Ankan Barman — last modified Jun 03, 2021 12:53 PM

With the onset of the national lockdown on 24th March 2020 in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the fate of millions of migrant workers was left uncertain. In addition, lack of enumeration and registration of migrant workers became a major obstacle for all State Governments and the Central Government to channelize relief and welfare measures.

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