The Open Forum, with the participation of migrant workers, organisations and individuals working among them, provided an opportunity to collectively reflect on what needs to be done to secure a life of dignity for the migrant workers.
A wave of change has swept across the coastal village of Paruthiyoor in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. The picturesque village is dependent on the sea for its livelihood, with majority of the men engaged in fishing. The area, however, is wracked by economic hardships and illiteracy, leaving the community vulnerable to exploitation at the hands of local political leaders. Majority of the men give little importance to saving money for future, and would rather
At a time when the world is looking to recover from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the lives, livelihoods and economies, heads of governments and policymakers explored the chance to build back better with a focus on low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. Hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow brought together state parties to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP 26 was held from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
Geeta and her family’s narrative is a testimony to the support the Jesuit Collective’s initiative has been able to provide during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 35-year-old Geeta lives with her husband and four children in a temporary shanty under the Samaypur Badli Metro Station in Delhi after heavy rains destroyed their slum. Originally hailing from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Geeta’s family migrated to Delhi nearly 20 years back in the hope of a better life.
MAIN (Migrant Assistance and Information Network) organised a sharing meeting to get to know about various organisations, NGOs, individuals working with the migrant workers in the unorganised sector in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The objective was to introduce MAIN, which has been initiated as a national level network working with distress migrants, and invite suggestions from the participants on developing it further with their support and collaboration.
Katkari tribe, categorised as Particularly Vulnerable Tribe Group (PVTG), with a high percentage of malnutrition, and hence poor immunity, became extremely susceptible to contracting the deadly COVID-19 virus in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. The reluctance in getting themselvestested for COVID-19 or contacting government hospitals during the pandemic added further to their woes. Myths around vaccination causing impotence or even deaths stopped...