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  • Location: Udaipur, India

    Organization: Jan-Daksha Trust

    Support women migrant labourers to access work opportunities and fair working conditions.

    About the Wise Practice

    Over the last decade, women’s participation in the labour workforce has skyrocketed. Millions of women throughout India have left their homes in rural communities in search of work in the city. They have become migrants in their own country. And the work these women find is often harsh and informal, characterized by service in domestic care, construction, agriculture, and many other demanding fields. Like all workers in these industries, female migrant labourers suffer from a lack of legal representation, and are consequentially exploited by their employers. The government, similarly, has taken inadequate measures to provide them with social security, healthcare, education, safe working conditions, or clean water. In addition to this, female migrant labourers are subjected to lower pay and harassment because of their gender, and often lack the autonomy of movement or career choices their male counterparts enjoy. Since its inception, Jandaksha Trust has provided female migrant labourers—and labourers as a whole—with the resources to secure a better livelihood and improved working conditions.

    Category

    Economic Security

    Goals

    Goal 2: Enhance the livelihoods, working conditions and income security, legal and social protection, access to skills, assets and other support services, voice and representation of the working poor in the informal economy, particularly women, including the unpaid, domestic and migrant workers and recognize their contribution to the urban economy (NUA 59; SDG 8.8).

    Measurement

    Jan-Daksha Trust has registered over 22,913 labourers with Rajasthan’s Labour Department and continue to support them with career training, healthcare services, counselling, and other legal and financial awareness programs.

    Monitoring

    Monitoring is under way and will be updated as more information is available.

    Resources and More Information

    Resources are being reviewed and will be updated as more information is available.