Jan Sahas’ Migrants Resilience Collaborative initiative aims to support 10 million workers and their families in 100 districts and cities over the next five years
Published on June 10, 2021 at 1:47 am
Jan Sahas means ‘People’s Courage’. Established in the year 2000, it is a community and survivor-centric not-for-profit organisation working intensively in 13 states of India. Over the years, the organisation has evolved a comprehensive framework of Prevention, Response, Rehabilitation and Systemic Reform (PR3) to realise its goal of societal transformation. It works with the most excluded social groups on safe migration and workers’ protection; and prevention of sexual violence against women and children.
Migrants Resilience Collaborative
More than 400 million individuals and their families are involved in the unorganised sector in India. Most of them migrate from rural parts and work as unskilled labourers in the agriculture, construction, and textile sectors. These migrant workers do not have any job security or even access to basic amenities like sanitation or clean drinking water and are often paid less in proportion to their long working hours. It needs to ensure a safety net that prevents families from repeatedly falling back into poverty, ensure safe and stable livelihoods to provide a pathway out of poverty, and ensure the basic rights and dignity of workers. In order to ensure workers’ protection, it has initiated the Migrants Resilience Collaborative (MRC), a grassroots-led multi-stakeholder collaborative of non-profit and philanthropic organisations, private sector and central and state governments. The collaborative is India’s largest non-governmental initiative dedicated to migrant workers and their families. It aims to support 10 million workers and their families in 100 districts and cities (across source and destination) over the next five years.