We had a great event yesterday in the community with other women celebrating International Women’s Day and addressing some of the key issues of precarious work faced by our community. Community women presented videos, skits, and popular songs. Community academics and activists sat an a panel to share their work and experience, which was followed by a discussion among community members. The discussion highlighted the need to connect with other community stakeholders and build solidarity with other communities to advance the rights of all!
This event was also the launch of a Bengali newsletter series that the community women are organizing, called Protichhobi. This is a series that will feature community women’s stories, poems, and updates on key policy changes. Currently, the newsletter will be published in Bengali, and the English translation will be made available soon. Click the link to read this volume!