Sex workers who work at the intersection of informality, stigmatization and criminalization have strengthened their organizing to grapple with the economic impact of the pandemic.
In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting.
Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.
An organization of 2,270 volunteer workers is helping Venezuela boost its industrial capacity, devastated by years of U.S. economic sanctions.
The social impact of lockdowns has unequally been borne by women, with many having to leave the workforce due to mounting pressure of looking after families and home schooling of children.
While domestic workers number in the tens of millions—constituting a major proportion of India’s workforce—their labor is not formally recognized, and they lack essential rights and guarantees.