ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Waste Picking Community: Some Issues and Concerns

The waste pickers, a faceless workforce, play a critical role in the recycling of solid waste. With the increasing privatisation of the municipal solid waste management, the livelihood of these unorganised workers is threatened. A seminar series held in JNU focussed on the plight of these hapless workers as well as delved into the issues of gender, migration and the informalisation of labour.

Panel Discussion on 'Sexual Violence'

A report of the recent panel discussion held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University that explores the phenomenon of sexual violence in educational spaces. Sexual harrasment by the faculty, intimate partner violence, and repression of the sexuality of women on campus are some of the issues deliberated upon. The panelists call for the revival of a strong and vibrant women's movement to counter deeply entrenched patriarchal attitudes on campus.
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