Feminist Perspectives on the Future of Work in India

How will women fare in the future world of work in India?

This report provides an overview of dominant narratives on the future of work in India, and then contrasts these with feminist perspectives on women, work and digitization.

In looking at how women will fare in the future of work, a feminist perspective is helpful for investigating power structures and processes of marginalization that may impact vulnerable groups’ access to the work, employment conditions, rights and agency.

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.