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ILO Convention 190

The most important factor in increasing women’s employment is access to safe transport. In India, women often have no choice but to decline job opportunities that are far from home or that do not have proper transport connectivity. Forced immobility of women is a consequence of the violence and insecurity faced daily during the commute to and from work.

Towards Recognition through Professionalisation

While discussing the existing scenario of domestic workers in Kerala, this paper explains the processes involved in building "recognition" for domestic workers through the professionalisation of their work. The process is explained through the history of the organisation of Self Employed Women's Association-Kerala and locating within it the personal experiences of workers and service takers. The institutional setting of SEWA was fundamental in creating spaces for negotiation in terms of work regularity, decent wages, safe work conditions and social security.
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