Year: 2021 | Month: June | Volume 10 | Issue 2

Un-accounted Violence: Women Domestic Workers during COVID-19 Funding

Prachi Sharma Madhurima Goswami


Northeast India was affected lately compared to the other parts of India in the first phase of COVID-19 in 2020. This had a devastating impact on the poor women who survived by doing domestic labor pre-COVID and during COVID times. Most of these women were independent working women, with or without supporting members in their families. There was unavailability and denial of essential services and resources, which made their situation worse. Since in India, a large number of female domestic workers are employed in private households. Female Domestic Workers generally workday long for wages that are below the minimum wage. There is no such safeguard to protect these domestic workers from exploitation and violence. This makes their work largely unregulated and denies them excess to fundamental rights with others. This paper focuses on the conditions of the domestic workers during the COVID-19. There is a need for the state and central governments to revise a draft law that complies with international standards.


  • The study focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the Domestic Workers professional and family life.
  • The mental and physical violence of the Domestic Workers during COVID-19 has resulted into acute poverty, loss of self dignity and identity.
  • The National and International safeguards have been ineffective and have resulted drastically during COVID-19.
  • The National Crime Records Bureau positions Assam, India as the first in the list having the maximum number of crimes against women.

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