News - 2021

Rukmini V. Puttaswamy


Indian FEMNET partner Rukmini V. Puttaswamy receives Bremen Solidarity Award

We are very happy about the award for the trade unionist Rukmini V. Puttaswamy from Bangalore. On our proposal she receives the 17th Solidarity Award of the Bremen State Chancellery.

Arbeitsausweis von Jeyasre Kathiravel. Foto: Handout

Killing of female textile worker sheds new lights on structural violence in Indian factories.

Violence against female workers is grim reality in Indian factories. Especially young women are helplessly exposed to violence executed by their supervisors. An extraordinary brutal case now sheds new lights on relationships of dependence existing in textile factories. In the South Indian state Tamil Nadu, the textile worker Jeyasre (20 years old) has been found death on 5th of January 2021, after her parents searched for her over days. She has been killed by her male supervisor. The man, who has confessed the crime, now is in jail.