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Recounting her side of the Migration Story. Aajeevika Bureau. Internal Migration in India. Source: Indian Express. Women in the migrant labour market . 12 % of the migrant workforce in Rajasthan Employed in construction, agriculture , brick-kilns, mining, & domestic work

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Recounting her side of the migration story

Recounting her side of the Migration Story


Recounting her side of the migration story

Aajeevika Bureau


Internal migration in india

Internal Migration in India

Source: Indian Express


Women in the migrant labour market

Women in the migrant labour market

12 % of the migrant workforce in Rajasthan

Employed in construction, agriculture, brick-kilns, mining, & domestic work

Only manual work

94 % intra-state, 54 % SC-ST

Low on education and skill, upward mobility highly limited

Face significant wage discrimination (Rs. 135/242 for male workers)

Poor access to basic amenities & healthcare


A trend to note

A Trend to note !

  • Women as commuter labour

  • In construction sector, as daily wage laborer

  • Two age brackets (18-20) or 30 plus.

  • Travel 20-30 km daily by bus

  • 16-18 hour work-days

  • Irregular work, low wages, frequent abuse, harassment

  • Poor facilities at labornakas


Compromised access to healthcare

Compromised access to healthcare

Scattered farm habitations and unfamiliar social setting leads to isolation & poor access to health care

As per AB survey in Idar farms, 30% women pregnant, but without ANC;

No access to JSY, institutional delivery facilities, return to the source


Families back home

Families back home

Women fending for family, managing household chores

Erratic cash flows, serious cash deficits

Compromised access to public entitlements and resources

Bearing increased health burden


Recounting her side of the migration story

Migration Services & Solutions offered by Aajeevika

2 states, 9 districts, 8 centers


Enabling entitlements strengthening support systems

Enabling Entitlements & strengthening support systems

119 groups, 3865 families linked through the initiative, 9431 government service linkages (PDS, MGNREGS, Pension and more), 5787 health linkages


Skilling them up

Skilling them up!


Promoting women worker collectives

Promoting Women Worker Collectives

  • Workers from construction, mining, brick-kiln and farms

  • Awareness on minimum wages, labor rights

  • Social security linkages and skill up-gradation


Reaching out to women in migrant hhs

Reaching out to women in migrant HHs…


Aajeevika bureau

Aajeevika Bureau

THANK YOU

  • Aajeevika is an institutional response to the high incidence of migration among the rural poor. It seeks to provide comprehensive services to help reduce hardship for migrants and their families and render migration into a more positive opportunity. The organization was established in 2005 and is based in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It works in the Southern Rajasthan-Gujarat migration corridor, and runs walk-in resource centers called ShramikSahayataevamSandarbhaKendraswhich offer a wide range of services to migrant workers and their families.

2 states, 8 centers

Aajeevika Bureau, 2, PaneriUpvan, Street no: 3, Bedla road, Udaipur, Rajasthan, E-mail: [email protected], Ph: +91-294- 2454092/2454429


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