Globalization and Labor Migration in South- Asia: Understanding Intensity of Vulnerability

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC31 Sociology of Migration (host committee)

Language: English

Globalized economy with opening up frontiers of employment opportunities during the last three decades has had witnessed phenomenal growth of   labour mobility both skilled and unskilled. Mobility of female labor too also counts a good proportion. As the fact reveals, migration of labor took place at two levels, one at the level of following legal procedures with proper documentation and second at the level of agents operating and facilitating at different levels. The agents follow illegal channel, charge hefty amount as migration fees and promise a lucrative job with handsome wage and other facilities like comfortable accommodation, good working condition and absolutely no harassment from the employer.  Recent  reports coming out both in print  and electronic media reveal the facts vividly that the migrant labor force have become vulnerable groups at the place of destination and suffer from severe causalities like nonpayment of wage, forced to work in hostile conditions and kept in hostages for days together if there is a slight protest. Majority of women labor force work in domestic sector as domestic servants and nurses in the public hospitals etc. They have not even spared.  Many women have been victims of rape, forced to enjoy sex with the employer and kept hostages by the terrorists. This session intends to understand the intensity of  vulnerability  the migrant labor  have under gone at the place of destination and the role of state in protecting and safe guarding their  interest.
Session Organizer:
Bishnu Charan BARIK, SRTM University, Nanded, Maharasthra,INDIA, India
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