Our research associate, Khawla Zainab, along with Kriangsak Teerawitkajorn from the Just Economy and Labour Institute (JELI) were part of the third episode of the second season of the Gig Podcast hosted by Bama Athreya.
The Gig Podcast is about the women and men who work in the so-called 'gig economy' worldwide. They find work through online platforms, and will tell us why we all need to be concerned about the real future of work.
Season 2: Who Cares? is about the future of the world’s oldest profession: domestic and care work.
In the third episode, the podcast focuses on India and Thailand to talk about intimate personal care services that take place in people's homes. Advocates and researchers explain how technology is affecting personal care workers who are already low-wage, precarious and exploited. Clients expect 'emotional labor' from these women but there are big risks of gender-based violence that platforms may exacerbate.
Guests: Kriangsak Teerawitkajorn, Just Economy and Labour Institute (JELI); Khawla Zainab, IT for Change