Talking Gender: Waste-pickers Children Open Discussions on Love, Marriage & Bullying

Gender Sensitization Workshop in Buguri Community Library Aruna Manjunath* Buguri (‘Spinning top’ in Kannada) is a community library for the children of the waste-pickers currently in 4 locations in Karnataka- Banashankari and Hebbal in Bangalore, Mysore and Tumkur. Buguri is a Hasiru Dala initiative, a waste-pickers organisation based out of Bangalore. Buguri runs with a … Continue reading Talking Gender: Waste-pickers Children Open Discussions on Love, Marriage & Bullying

Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity

Memorandum submitted to Mr. U.T. Khader, Minister of Urban Development & Housing, Karnataka; Mr. R. Sampath Raj, Mayor of Bengaluru; Ms. Sowmya Reddy, Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka, representing Jayanagara; Mr. Manjunath Prasad, Commissioner of Bengaluru. The memorandum was submitted on the occasion of Hasiru Habba, an annual gathering of waste-pickers in Karnataka, where more … Continue reading Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity

Bengaluru’s Dry Waste Collection Centres Are Not Being Paid for Their Work

Bengaluru city’s dry waste collection centres (DWCCs) operated by erstwhile waste-pickers and waste collectors have not been paid their dues for more than a year. The DWCCs are waste sorting and aggregation centres set up at the municipal ward level. In February 2017, the municipal authorities took a decision of engaging DWCCs in door to … Continue reading Bengaluru’s Dry Waste Collection Centres Are Not Being Paid for Their Work

Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing

Dated:25th May 2018   To Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister Government of India New Delhi -Copied to Union Home Ministry & Chief Minister’s Office, Gujarat Subject: Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing Respected Sir According to … Continue reading Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing