Proposals Labor Rights
The project is a practical workshop that will train 15 worker-reporters, particularly those who are part of labor unions, on how to effectively use social media platforms to promote their advocacy for safe and humane working conditions. This will enrich the basic training on citizen journalism and social media they have completed the past year. The project will also give them sustained guidance, continuous practice and increased capacity to establish their organization’s own social media projects for advancing their specific causes in the future.
Rising voice is a rare Initiative that recognizes the growing participation gap in digital media and journalism. It’s goal to bring new voices from new communities and languages to the ‘Conversational web’ aligns with women laboureres’ fundamental objectives are: to empower women laboureres socio – economically underprivileged women laboureres living In Matharai, Usilampatti villages as Dinamalar Journalists who will write and disseminate unrecognized and authentic community narratives In global media.
The problem of child domestic labour in towns especially the major cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba has become very common and wide spread. A random survey of 360 households in the city of Lilongwe reviewed that 323 households representing 89.7% had domestic servants. 78.8% of these servants were children between the ages of 8 and 14 years. 84.9% of the domestic child workers are girls. Many of these servants are obtained from the villages. They are highly illiterate, poor and hence disadvantaged. In the surveyed area child labour was discovered to be associated with the follo