Shalini Sinha

Home-Based Worker Sector Specialist

“When cities turn a blind eye to slum dwellers' need for basic infrastructure services — or worse, clear sums — these practices are a double-edged sword for home-based workers, ravaging both their homes and their livelihood. The home as workplace, as vital economic unit, must be recognized by urban decision makers.'"

Expertise

gender and pro-poor issues in India and South Asian context, decent work and livelihood opportunities for women workers in the informal economy

Shalini’s work focuses on developing and documenting decent work and livelihood opportunities for women workers in the informal economy, especially women home-based workers in urban locations.

Prior to joining WIEGO, she worked as an independent consultant specializing in labour, gender, and social development issues for national and international NGOs and funding agencies.  She holds an M. Phil in Political Science from Delhi University.

In the News

2014. Invisible Women Home-based Workers Slum it Out in Big Cities. In Kashmir Times.

2013. My home, my industry. In The Hindu Business Line.

2013. Union of workers without employers. In Deccan Herald.

2013. A LinkedIn for Domestic Workers. In the Wall Street Journal.