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Topic : Media representation of migrant workers: A critical analysis
Facilitator: Dr. Ram Bhat , Co-founder, Maraa & Visiting fellow, London School of Economics

On 23 December 2020, the Malayalam version of the VMFT publication “Voice, Visibility and Dignity – Towards a Rights-Based Framework for Migrants” and its Malayalam version ‘ Arinjum, aduthum, anthassode’ were released by Shri T.P. Ramakrishnan, Minister for Labour and Excise in the Government of Kerala in his office. Shri A.K. Suhair, Chairperson of VMFT,...
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We are delighted to announce that Prof. V.K. Damodaran, President of VMFT, and Shri A.K. Suhair, Chairperson of VMFT, have won犀利士 two highly regarded awards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (IEEE),  the world’s largest technical professional association, dedicated to using technology for the benefit of humanity.  Prof. V K Damodaran has been honored with...
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The impacts on education are among the most devastating, even though less visible, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 800 million children were affected by school closures around the world and millions are at risk of dropping out. How Kerala used technology to continue to engage all students in learning during this period was the subject...
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The report of the Roundtable Discussion organized by VMFT on 25th August 2020 documents for the first time Kerala’s experience in protecting migrant workers during the COVID-19 lockdown and draws lessons for other states. It also highlights what Kerala can do to improve its policies and programs. The migrant workers who build our cities and towns...
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India’s modern cities are built on the labour of tens of millions of people who migrate from poverty-stricken rural areas. But as the dramatic humanitarian crisis following the COVID-19 lockdown revealed, they are voiceless, invisible and lack basic犀利士 protections. Kerala’s experience shows that an alternative approach is possible; while there remains room for much further...
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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 犀利士 media, and splashed across newspaper front pages. But they...
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From India to the United States, from Britain to Brazil, the pandemic has exposed deep fissures in many societies. The protests in the United States against systemic racism and inequality also reflect the unequal devastation caused by the disease.  How societies will rebuild, and make themselves resilient in the face of new crises, will depend...
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