Host: Sneha Visakha
Intro Music: Wehrmut by Godmode
Outro Music: Opheliea’s Blues by Audionautix

In Part 1 of the third episode of The Feminist City podcast series, we speak to Dr. Sarayu Natarajan, Founder, Aapti Institute about her work on challenges faced by migrant workers in accessing housing and other basic services in the city. Some issues we touch upon are: how do migrant communities navigate the city, what are the patterns in female migration and what are the specific challenges they face in participating in urban areas, the critical role of public provision of urban infrastructure and services for migrant women, and how the absence of the state providing basic services leads to private markets engaging in exploitative profiteering for access to basic urban infrastructure for vulnerable communities. 

Explore these questions in the Feminist City podcast series, hosted by Sneha Visakha. 

For background reading, we recommend perusing the links provided below. 


Where and How Are Indian Women Migrating? Economic and Political Weekly

The Invisible Majority – Women form 70 per cent of total internal migrants, but public policy is blind to their concerns The Indian Express

Women Hold Up Economy Yet Continue To Disappear From Workforce, Namita Bhandare, IndiaSpend

Crossroads and Boundaries, Labour Migration, Trafficking and Gender, Indrani Mazumdar and Neetha N, EPW

Futures of Workers, Shruti Gupta and Dr Sarayu Natarajan