Women in the Platform Economy: Access, Autonomy and Agency

Tandem Research and The Center for Internet and Society organized a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum.

Tandem Research and The Center for Internet and Society organized a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum. The workshop was aimed at discussing the policy interventions needed to improve women’s participation in the platform economy and ensuring decent work.

Simiran Lalvani, a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford; Fairuz Mullagee, co-ordinator of the Social Law Project; and Sofia Scasserra, Professor and Researcher at Labour Institute spoke about circumstances facing women in India, South Africa and Argentina. The conversation centred around ensuring equal participation for women, the need to include women in organising efforts by gig workers, and the need to develop regulatory frameworks to hold platforms accountable.

Watch it here.

Authors

Zothan Mawii

Zothan Mawii is a Research Fellow at Tandem Research. Her research interests lie at the intersection of technology, work, and gender in the global south. She is currently working on a project exploring Indian women’s experiences of working in the digital economy. She has also been working closely with civil society organisations and gig workers’ unions to advocate for better labour protections and working standards. Her past work examines the impact of digital labour platforms in emerging economies and involved extensive fieldwork in India, South Africa, and Myanmar. She holds a MA in Digital Culture and Society from King's College London and a BA (Hons) in English from St. Stephen's College, DU.