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The Legality of Sex Work in India

Scintillating glass bangles and curvy traces, red pouts and hair adorned with jasmine; lascivious manoeuvres of hemlines too short: illegal by night, ostracised by day. This is a plausible melange of the imagery that term sex worker arouses. Gratifying the hushed desire of millions, a ‘vice’ that is most pronounced in the night and silenced out of existence in the day. An outcast community, with needs and desires as mainstream as us, these...

What Your Anti Sexual Harassment Policy Should Look Like (But Does Not)

Welcome to this guide for designing anti sexual harassment policies for your workplace or educational institutions that I would like to call, “Believe Survivors” or more colloquially, “Fuck Patriarchy”. In any other scenario I would have started out writing this article by establishing context, by building a reference to recent news pieces that highlighted how men are getting away with sexually harassing women, but do I really need to? I know that each...

Ageing and the Workplace

The evolving workspace makes way and creates space for a generation of older employees, who would not otherwise stick around. Work provides social contact, personal growth, financial security, stability, a sense of identity and social status.  The workplace -- consisting of the work environment and the group dynamics at work -- plays an important role in the achievement of the benefits of work.  Not only has there been a change in the demographic distribution,...

Workplace Mental Health is Important

Let’s talk about the silent boss in your head. In today’s day and age, mental illness is the leading cause of long-term absence at the workplace in most developed countries. Poor mental health causes over 70 million working days to be lost every year (UK Chief Medical Officer, 2013). This ranges from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, to the more complex mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mental...

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