ISBN: 978 984 506 386 9

Cover Type: Hardcover

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Women and Work in South Asia: Rights and Innovations

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: March 2022 No. of Pages: 282 Weight (kg): 1


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This book examines the discourse of South Asian women’s work and employment trends through the lens of rights and innovations. It has 13 chapters. The contributors take a broad geographical canvas and diverse thematic areas to study how various changes in their work sectors influence women’s rights, and how women innovate and adopt innovative ways to steer through their personal and professional lives. Reflecting on women’s lives and work experiences from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, the studies also demonstrate the renewed demands for implementing a right based framework due to excelled automation in the industries and different work sectors. Findings reveal the precarious conditions in formal and informal sectors that had often neglected equitable outcomes for women workers coming from the plains and the hills, rural and urban areas, and pursuing migratory journeys at home and abroad. The book generates a set of policy lessons for the State, private sector, non-profits, and international development partners.
1  Gendered Notions of Unpaid Care Work in Rural Bangladesh: Recognising, Sharing, and Envisioning 
Probable Trajectories 
Meghna Guhathakurta 
2  Gender and Care Work: Working Experience of Women in Nepal 
Bindu Pokharel
3  The Journey of Home-Based Women Workers in Pakistan: From Isolation to Trade Unionism 
Saba Gul Khattak
4  Women in Domestic Sector in West Bengal: Is There a Future after Pandemic? 
Paula Banerjee 
5  Trafficked Women: Marginalisation, Vulnerabilities,  and Legality 
Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury
6  Indigenous Women’s Work and Possibilities in the  Age of Globalisation 
Ilira Dewan 
7  Women, Work and Environment on the Fringe and Frontline of Bangladesh  
Philip Gain
8 Adapting to Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Strategies of the Fabulous Females  
Syed Jamil Ahmed
9  Images of Working Women in Advertising: A Long  Road Ahead in India  
Madhupa Bakshi & Agnijita Mukherjee 
10  The Indian Women Migrant Labour Force:  A Contemporary Review  
Sreeradha Datta 
11  Migrating beyond Boundaries: Internal and  International Women Workers of Bangladesh 
Syeda Rozana Rashid
12  Women in Work: A Review of Formal Policy Regimes in Bangladesh  
Marufa Akter 
13  Women and the Future of Work in Bangladesh: A Critical Review  
Fahmida Khatun & Nudrat Faria Shreya
Conclusion: Untangling the Discourse of Women and Work

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Gender Studies

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