In May 2020, millions of poor workers and their families walked back to their villages in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, leaving behind the metropolises. Images of their plight made headlines across the world, on our TV screens and social media, and splashed across newspaper front pages. But they are no longer in the news. Although, back in their villages, they and other rural workers face massive unemployment, food insecurity and the spread of COVID-19.
VMFT is organizing a program to raise awareness about the situation of migrant workers in India, share experiences across key states and identify potential solutions to protect their rights and livelihoods.We will bring together government officials, researchers, policy makers, NGOs supporting the workers, activists, and media professionals.Read more