How unpaid work is keeping India's women away from increasing inequality

Time poverty fundamentally undermines women's human rights since it undermines women's agency and ability to make choices, as per the Oxfam report

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Tish Sanghera | IndiaSpend
When her black feature-phone buzzed with news of a pregnant woman going into labour, Damsari Ozre rushed to finish as much housework as she could before leaving to attend to the birth.
The 29-year-old is an ASHA (accredited social health activist – a community health worker under the National Rural Health Mission) in Velgaon, a village in Palghar tehsil, Thane district, 95 km from Mumbai, India’s financial capital.
Ozre is used to spending four to five hours a day at work, away from home, but this can go to up to 24 hours when there is a baby

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 7:57 PM IST

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