Active Research


University of Toronto

One out of seven workers in India’s formal economy is a tea plantation worker, of which, more than 50 per cent are women. Many of India’s tea plantation workers are located in the state of Assam, and these workers remain isolated from mainstream society, both physically and in terms of economic development. Nazdeek is a grassroots legal empowerment organization that is increasing access to justice, government programs, legal services and training for tea garden workers in Assam.

The Hard to Reach

Tea plantation workers (over 50 per cent are women) located in Assam, India.