The Right to Work is a right established in the Article 23.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the Article 6 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It allows men and women of all ages and backgrounds to live in dignity and to become self-reliant. Self-reliance is the social and economic ability of an individual, household or community to meet basic needs (including protection, food, water, shelter, personal safety, health and education) in a sustainable manner and with dignity. (UNHCR). We always strive to work for the generation, promotion and graduation of sustainable livelihood opportunities.
What are we doing ?
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & ALLIED ACTIVITIES
India is a primarily an agrarian economy, be the size of manpower involved if not by its contribution to GDP. Almost 65% of population is engaged in agriculture related activities. Agriculture and allied activities can play an important role for generating livelihood and reducing rural poverty. We strongly believe that this sector needs an effective intervention to make it profitable and sustainable.
Providing financial and technical support for agriculture and allied activities.
Ensuring cooperation between farmers and technical experts.
Creating better markets for farm produces.
Coordinating with government agencies so that beneficiaries can get maximum out of various Government Programmes for farmers.
Organizing workshops for capacity building of farmers.
PROMOTING LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL YOUTH
Most rural youth are either employed (waged and self-employed) or ‘not in the labour force’. The issue, therefore, is not so much about unemployment, but serious under-employment in low productivity, predominantly household-based activities. Our study shows that almost one-quarter of young people live in households where income per head is less than Rs. 100/- a day. The unemployed are mainly better-educated urban youth who can afford to engage in relatively protracted job search. It is better, therefore, to focus on livelihood improvement of the most disadvantaged youth rather than unemployed.
Shaping Human capital – skills training.
Ensuring Financial support – Working closely with micro-credit providers and other lenders, also tapping government subsidies and support.
Assisting in grabbing employment as well as self-employment opportunities.