April 17, 2020
The Webinar focused on the plight of entertainment workers from the Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNT-NT) during the lockdown. Speakers included a bar dancer, a resident of the red light district in Delhi, two fellows from Bihar and two community leaders from Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The key discussion points that emerged were regarding the difficulty in accessing food, lack of identification, police brutality, increasing dependence on loans, access to education for children from the DNT community, and the plight of old single women in the community. Given the nature of the work, uncertainty about the future of the trade was also a key concern for all.