The Center for Migration and Labour Solutions (Aajeevika Bureau) and the Centre for Development Practice and Research (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Patna) are proud to announce the fourth round of the Orientation Course on Labour Migration—Perspectives and Practice.
The Course aims to provide a learning platform for practitioners and workers' rights advocates with focused work or engagement with labour migration. It aims to enrich practitioners‘ field insights with conceptual inputs on labour migration and at the same time creates avenues for academic and policy discourses to draw from the ground experience of practitioners. The course seeks to bridge the divide between academia and practice through a two- way feedback loop, and deepen knowledge on labour migration.
We are excited to share that Aajeevika Bureau awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Gold award for 2018.
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Basic HealthCare Services (BHS), in collaboration with Aajeevika Bureau (AB) opened yet another AMRIT Clinic at a remote, rural and tribal panchayat of Morwal in Gogunda tehsil of Udaipur district. With this, BHS footprint has expanded to cover almost 75000 rural, tribal and high migration communities of South Rajasthan. For last five years, AMRIT clinics have been providing low-cost, high-quality primary healthcare in three remote and underserved locations of the Salumber Tehsil, reaching out to about 40,000 tribal population. Like the locations of earlier AMRIT Clinics, Morwal is also a remote panchayat with scattered in-habitation.
The clinic was inaugurated by Smt Bhavridevi Lohar, Sarpanch of Morwal, and Shri Pratap Gameti, MLA from this region, in presence of more than 150 community members . Women especially spoke of the value in having the Clinic in their vicinity that would provide health services for the entire family as well as safe place for deliveries. A set of three Primary Care Nurses who themselves come from the tribal communities, will provide the services at the clinic. They will be supported by visiting primary care physicians.
Since it has started, the Clinic has sprung to action, with tribal families from remote areas thronging the Clinic to seek quality healthcare, which has been denied to them for decades!
In association with Aajeevika Bureau, the Sthalantrit Adivasi Shramik Manch has helped adivasi migrant workers to raise their voices in the Gujarat elections. 27 out of 182 constituencies in the Gujarat state assembly are reserved for Scheduled Tribes, but politicians continue to ignore the invisible Adivasi migrants working in Gujarat’s thriving commercial centres. The Manch calls for urgent action to support the Adivasi migrant population and ensure that migration is safe, secure and beneficial to migrant families.
Aajeevika Bureau’s Centre for Migration and Labour Solutions’ housing study on Ahmedabad, outlining three housing typologies amongst migrants, has been published in two separate articles in Counterview.
Following on its Policy Roundtable in association with the ILO, the Kerala Government has committed to include Migrant Resource Centres and a 24/7 LabourLine to resolve wage disputes and wage theft. These promises have been incorporated into its Planning Commission 5-year budget.
The Primary Health Centre in Nithauwa is now run by Aajeevika Bureau’s health unit with government funding. The PHC reports four times as many admissions, deliveries and immunisations, including emergency treatment, compared to when it was purely government-run. 134 patients are treated each day at the PHC, while the PHC delivers a minimum of three follow-ups after birth. The Centre offers a 24-hour service, and boasts an equal number of admissions during both day and night.