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The post-crisis period has coincided with a rise in the number of women engaging in ‘informal’ economic activities. In 2009, World Bank estimated that about 30 percent of women in the Middle East and North Africa were employed in the informal sector, accounting for 80 percent of total employment growth over the past decade. Furthermore, the share of working women employed in the informal economy was higher than that recorded in other regions. The Working Women’s Forum addresses the problems of women workers in the unorganized sector. We have been working in the unorganized sector for over three decades. Now we are focusing on urban informal sector workers.
Being a working woman is considered a really hard job as they are overworked, underpaid, and works in a stressful environment. Due to the underemployment of women, their psychological status has been weakened. Depression is a clear sign that indicates the hormonal imbalance in your body. Due to this hormonal imbalance, your immune system remains weak. According to medical science, depression is a cause of multiple narcissisms. Let’s take an example of a woman who was working with some company. She had desires and ambitions for promotion but due to unemployment, society disappointed her.
It’s very normal for women to delay or scale back their careers to do work around the house. Perhaps this is most pronounced in states like Kerala, where the high-level female literacy seems to have a counterbalancing inverse effect on the participation of women in the labor force. The phenomenon of ‘kitchen sink’ women also seems to happen in many other parts of India. The overburdened families are having a constant struggle for housekeeping, cooking food is stressed due to this they are not able to approach a specialist doctor as they are waiting for hours at the hospital. Unable to face problems they did not speak up and remained by bearing the pandemic all alone in silence.
A single job is enough for a man to bear his entire family but it is not enough for a woman to bear her entire family. She has to take care of household chores, child care, and doing cooking. In today’s date the society is running on fast pace so we are seeing women coming in the work front they have also given their best to maintain career and home also but the situation is becoming worst day by day due to this pandemic.