Tag - Women in India

Humans of AI – The Women Labour behind Data Annotation

India is one of the world’s largest markets for data annotation labour. As of 2021, there were roughly 70,000 people working in the field. Interestingly, most of the labour comes from first generation women workers in Indian towns and villages. In this episode, Carl Jaison speaks to Karishma Mehrotra, Journalist & Fulbright Scholar on her story about women from Ranchi and Mannarkad who play...

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Ep. 806 – Women in Politics – Some Thoughts

Globally women are underrepresented in politics. It has led to a situation where women’s voices are not heard, and demands are not met. In this episode of All things Policy, Suman Joshi and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the different dimensions of women’s representation in politics. Some sources referred to in the podcast: When women’s electoral representation mattersRepresentation from below: How...

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Ep: 705: Social Networks and Indian Women

Access to social networks could potentially benefit Indian women, but women in India tend to be isolated. In this episode, Suman Joshi, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the barriers women face in creating and accessing social networks. They also reflect on the possible implications of the same. Here are the papers referred to, in the episode: Mothers’ Social Networks and Socioeconomic...

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Ep. 703: How Piped Water Empowers Women

Piped water allows women, the primary caretakers of a household, more time for labour and leisure, thus improving their bargaining capacity at home and in the labour market. Apurva Kumar and Suman Joshi discuss a new paper examining the impact of piped water on India’s women. Suggested readings : Piped water – welfare and empowerment – empirical evidence from a gendered analysis in...

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Ep. 680: India’s labour force: Why are women missing?

India’s Women Labor Force Participation Rate (WLFPR) rate is at an abysmal 21%. Why does this matter? What are the factors that are driving this trend? And what can be done to course-correct? Priti Kataria, Anupriya Mohta and Aarushi Kataria discuss all this and more. Anurpriya Mohta has an academic background in business and marketing. Seeking to build a career in Marketing and Brand and...

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Claiming Your Space

Misogyny is ubiquitous. Women begin life with the odds stacked against them. Aditi Mittal joins Amit Varma in episode 76 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss how hard it was for her to claim her space.

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