Tuesday, 20. November 2018

Panel Discussion on Women, Labour and ‘Cultures’ of Work

How do cultural and social settings that influence the workplace affect women's participation in the workforce?

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Date, Time
Tue, 20. Nov 2018,
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Save in my calendar

How do the cultural and social settings that influence the workplace affect women’s participation in the workforce? In the context of states in the Northeast of India, customary laws, matriliny, and other traditional practices create, at each turn, unique cultures around women’s labour. The expanding realm of the digital workspace, additionally, adds another dimension to consider when we discuss ‘culture’ and its components; how does the online affect the offline, when it comes to women and work? Engaging in cross-cultural and cross-industry / discipline conversation, this panel intends to interrogate the background against which women decide to participate in the economy—online or offline, whether freelance or full-time—and the aspects of culture that further enable this.


Makepeace Sitlhou, freelance journalist
Rosemary Dzuvichu, social activist and professor, Nagaland University
Chinmayi Sarma, assistant professor, Jamia Millia Islamia University
Archana Prasad, professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Navsharan Singh, International Development and Research Centre

Venue: Lecture Hall II, Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


Chok Tsering
Program Co-ordinator, Democracy & Dialogue Programme
E: chok.tsering@in.boell.org