First State report on internal migration in India - Policy Dialogue and Media Launch

When, local time: 
Friday, 17 October 2014 -
10:30am to 2:00pm
Where: 
India, Jaipur
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Marina Faetanini, m.faetanini@unesco.org

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNESCO, in partnership with Aajeevika Bureau Udaipur, and with the support of UN Women, is organizing, on 17 October 2014 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, a policy dialogue and media launch for the first State report on internal migration in India entitled "Their Own Country: A Profile of Labor Migration from Rajasthan".

The report prepared by Aajeevika Bureau and a group of civil society organizations, documents the state of seasonal migration in Rajasthan. It provides a fresh perspective on labour migration trends and makes recommendations on bringing new policy focus to improve the conditions of migrant workers.

Their Own Country: A Profile of Labor Migration from Rajasthan is an attempt to add substance to the country’s migration narrative with facts, figures and findings from Rajasthan. The report is a first serious attempt to put numbers and narratives together in order to make a case for much better attention to the vast and mostly neglected migrant workforce of Rajasthan. The research method put to use to arrive at state level figures is also ‘a first’ and may guide the future course of similar investigations at the national level.

The policy dialogue will bring together state representatives, experts and the media.

For more information and a copy of the publication, please contact: Marina Faetanini, Chief, Social and Human Sciences (m.faetanini@unesco.org) and Amrita Sharma, Program Coordinator, Aajeevika Bureau, Udaipur (amrita@aajeevika.org).