Archive coming soon.

This archive will provide a rich and invaluable resource that presents firsthand accounts from women in the informal sector of India, offering personal narratives of their lived experiences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. These interviews provide a unique and intimate glimpse into the challenges, hardships, and triumphs these women faced during this unprecedented time.

These interviews showcase the determination and resilience of these women as they navigated the pandemic to protect their livelihoods and advocate for the rights and well-being of women in the informal sector. Their stories illuminate the various strategies, innovations, and collective actions they undertook to sustain their economic activities, ensure their families’ well-being, and fight for the recognition and empowerment of their community.

Serving as a testament to the strength and resilience of these women, this archive will offer a platform to amplify their voices and shed light on the often overlooked experiences and contributions of women in the informal sector. It not only provides valuable insights into the socio-economic challenges they encountered but also underscores their agency, determination, and unwavering spirit in the face of adversity.