Research And Outreach

Feminisation Of Migration Research Paper Rhea Bhasin

Research and Outreach – Migration

In 2021, I published a research paper on the “Feminisation of Migration”. This paper was done under the guidance of Dr Saradamoyee Chatterjee, Director of Studies in Land Economy, a Bye-Fellow, at Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge University and Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge.

Prior to writing the research paper, Dr Chatterjee conducted lectures on International Development, Global Migration and Feminisation of Migration. I am currently collaborating with her on a second research paper on “Organ Trade in India”.

My paper on Feminisation of Migration was on a broad global level. While conducting research, I realised that there is not enough data around women in migration streams. I was also keen on understanding women related migration issues in the Indian context. Currently I am working with “SNEHA”, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), which focuses on maternal health, women empowerment and the prevention of violence against women and children. I am interviewing pregnant women who have migrated to Mumbai, India, to understand how the covid-19 pandemic has affected access to prenatal care.

Community Service and Community Outreach

Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD)
  • Welfare of Stray Dogs is a Mumbai based NGO that cares for stray cats and dogs. I volunteered with the Welfare of Stray Dogs for over three years. At the WSD shelter I have walked, fed and spent time with stray dogs.
  • Co-created a website and magazine (““) that promotes the adoption of dogs.
  • Originated and carried through solution to the issue of feeding strays amidst the Covid-19 lockdown through the medium of the Mumbai police (approval was granted).
Yasham Foundation
  • Yasham Foundation is a Mumbai based NGO that is working in the field of education. It provides quality education to underprivileged children.
  • Volunteered with the Yasham Foundation to teach students mathematics and English in an online medium.

Habitat for Humanity – Fund Raising
  • Raised over 50,000 rupees for the Habitat for Humanity foundation for providing hygiene kits to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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