What are the communication practices of women in informal labour sites, and how can digital platforms be leveraged by them to share grievances and communicate directly to the top of the supply chain?
To allow women's voices to contribute to the governance of the future of work, Payal Arora examines the design and deployment of digital platforms that serve as intermediaries for such employment and the new digital collectives in the gig economy that have distinctive gendered dimensions. These insights are applied to: 1) designing ethical platforms; 2) creating digital storytelling campaigns/outreach; and 3) making accessible legal services via visual contracts/toolkits. Payal’s research and policy work shapes the Feminist Approaches to Labour Collectives (FemLab.Co), an action-research initiative funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada, as part of the Future of Work series.
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