Surviving lockdown, reaching home, avoiding the virus. On top of these pressing concerns, hundreds of millions of Indians face an intensifying struggle for livelihoods in the time of the Covid-19 crisis.
Join AID in hearing from fellow travellers Aruna Roy, Rohit Prajapati and Bhakti and Nithya of the Stranded Workers Action Network, for our Sunday webinar on Workers’ Rights and the Covid-19 crisis.
Sunday May 3 | 8:30 AM PT | 11:30 AM ET | 9 PM IST
Register at ter.ps/labourcov19
Aruna Roy is a political and social activist, ex civil servant, writer, and the founder of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan in rural Rajasthan. She has been at the forefront of a number of national campaigns, such as the Right to Information, Right to work and the Right to Employment.
Rohit Prajapati is part of Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti and People’s Union for Civil Liberties. He is an environment activist, researcher and writer.
Stranded Workers Action Network is a group of 73 volunteers in India who have been responding to distress calls from stranded migrant workers across the country, making small cash transfers and connecting them to local organizations and the administration. They recently published a report of their findings from the first phase of the Lockdown in India, where they interacted with more than 11000 workers. Nithya and Bhakti G. will be representing SWAN in this webinar.
Nithya works with Pudiyador, a community development NGO based in Chennai. She is also currently volunteering with the Stranded Workers’ Action Network.
Bhakti G. studies economics in St Xavier’s college, Mumbai. She is part of the Right to Food campaign, Jharkhand, PUCL Rajasthan, Association for Democratic Reforms and the Stranded Workers’ Action Network.
To view earlier segments in our webinar series please visit Channel AID
Association for India’s Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development, through efforts in interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice. AID partners have provided urgent relief to several thousands of families under lockdown and are helping communities slow the spread of COVID-19 through awareness and by producing and distributing PPE and strengthening people’s access to healthcare. More information about the COVID-19 response:AID Responds to COVID Donate to COVID Relief Fund