Jan-Daksha Trust organized a healthcare workshop with 23 female migrant labourers at Nai village. The event began with a talk by health counselor Bhawna Shrimal, who discussed the healthcare services available at Maharana Bhopal Hospital. Mrs. Alka Vyas concluded the event by informing the labourers about the preparations they should take before migrating to cities, as well as safe practices to maintain while in an urban environment.
Jan-Daksha Trust organized an International Women’s Day Celebration with many of Udaipur’s female migrant labourers. As part of this celebration, Jan-Daksha initiated a vocational training program in masonry, and welcomed Labour Minister Mangi Lala Garasiya as the program’s chief guest.
The Minister discussed the importance of International Women’s Day with the labourers, and praised their determination to acheive gender equality. Other guests, like Uma Shankar, Badgaon’s block development officer, and Ved Prakash, the director of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, spoke to the women about the laws and rights the government provides them to fight against inequality. They continued by stressing the importance of exercising these rights, and knowing what measures they can take to ensure that no one infringes upon them. The celebration concluded with a presentation by Jan-Daksha secretary Alka Vyas, who talked about how woman continue to be mistreated and deprived of education, much like they were 50 years ago.
Jan-Daksha Trust traveled to the Bhilurana Slums to organize a career counseling camp with 23 of the area’s unemployed girls and women. The camp sought to inform the women about new employment opportunities afforded by Jan-Daksha’s vocational trainings. Alongside this information, the camp notified attendees who had dropped out of school about continuing their education at Open University. As a result, 8 of the young women registered for beautician training, 4 opted to enroll at university, and 8 more opted for direct job placement.
14 male labourers participated in a legal workshop jointly organized by Jan-Daksha Trust and Lakhawali Labours. During the event, speakers notified the labourers of solutions to common problems experienced during migration. They also discussed the importance of legal awareness, mobile phones, and maintaining a labour attendance diary. Additionally, speakers provided those in attendance with tips on how to prepare for migration into the city.
Jan-Daksha Trust, in partnership with the Labour Health and Resource Center, offered a legal workshop to over 40 labourers. In addition to presenting information typical for legal events (such as legal awareness or the importance of labour attendance diaries), the workshop allowed many of the labourers to discuss work-related grievances and receive legal counsel on how to best address their concerns.