Workers in unorganized sector: Labor and Health Rights
This year CHSJ has stepped into a totally new area for the organization i.e. understanding the issues of Beedi Workers who primarily are women, from socially and economically marginalized communities of the society which includes Dalits, Muslims and rural poors. The beedi sector is a home-based industry which provides employment to about 48.12 lakh workers across the country, throws challenges for its regulation. In the Preparatory phase that was undertaken in 3 major beedi producing states i.e. Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, aim was to understand the beedi industry and situation of beedi workers there in and develop a framework for a longer proposed effort for advocacy intervention for the rights of beedi workers especially health and welfare rights.
Policy review and analysis: The review of policy and regulatory frameworks relevant to Beedi workers, including policies related to the regulation of the Beedi industry, and those related to welfare of beedi workers was done. Download Report
State level Consultations : State level consultations were organized in each of the three states. A docket was developed which included executive summaries of Policy review and Field research reports from all the three states Madhya Pradesh I Tamilnadu I West Bengal
National Consultation: National level consultation was organized in Delhi on 1st August 2017 - Download Report
Strategic Advocacy Document: A strategic advocacy document is prepared which is based on review of policies, situational analysis, discussion and recommendations emerged from state and national consultations - Download Report I Theory of Change