Workers Narrative 2019 - Women Speak

March 7, 2019

Gulmohar Hall, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Photo Credit: Rashimi Choudhary

WIEGO in partnership with the India Habitat Centre, organized a second edition of the Workers’ Narrative. Coined Women Speak, it was held at 7 p.m. on 7 March 2019, the eve of International Women's Day, and drew scores of informal workers from across Delhi.

Six women workers from Delhi, representing different sectors, were the feature presenters. They spoke candidly on their aspirations and dreams as home-based workers, street vendors, construction workers and waste pickers as well as well as the challenges that they face in their daily struggle to survive in this city.

Panellists included: 

  • Usha Behn, street vendor, SEWA
  • Jagruti Devi, waste picker, Bal Vikas Dhara
  • Meena, home-based worker, CEQUIN
  • Savitha, home-based worker, from resettlement colony - Mahila Housing Trust
  • Representatives of domestic workers and construction workers (TBA)

The panel was moderated by Harvard University Professor and WIEGO Senior Advisor, Dr. Marty Chen.

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