Any person who leaves his or her native place and works in another city or place, within the boundaries of the country is a Domestic Migrant Worker. As per estimate around 30% of Indians are domestic migrants, moving mostly from rural to urban India.
Hence, they are unable to raise their political concerns. This prevents them from engaging with many important political institutions. It is sad that in some cases even after being in a city for more than 20-30 yrs, migrant workers remain on the margins of the society struggling for an identity and basic citizenship rights at their place of work.
A large percentage of them are ignorant about the laws, procedure, formalities, list of documents required in order to register themselves. Therefore we have initiated a project “myvotemyvoice – mera vote meri awaaz”, to create awareness amongst domestic migrant workers in and around the national capital region of Delhi.