Street Play on domestic help-"Naukarani" directed by Arvind Gaur on 14th April at Gawdi Village,Bhajanpura,Near Gonda.East Delhi.
The play focuses on the need of decent work for domestic workers specially women.The play opens with a song ending in a marketplace of domestic girls. It shows a contractor trying to sell various categories of Girls(domestic workers ) and charging extra amount to evade the verification process. The focus of the scene is the lack of any legislation covering domestic workers, which makes it easy to flout and buy any rules relating to them.
Then the play highlights how the virtually nameless and faceless class of domestic workers is bereft of all minimum conditions of work stipulated by Law such as maternity benefits, sick leaves etc. It also draws attention to child labor.
Finally the play brings to light the sexual abuse ,domestic violence ,discrimination and issue of trafficing etc of female workers and how even the police generally sides with the richer and the more influential party - the employer. The play ends on a high note putting forth some startling facts relating to domestic workers and their living conditions and thus opening up various planes of discussion.
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