Reduced Inequalities Decent Work & Sustainable Livelihoods Generation for All
Our Mission is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, increased and productive employment opportunities, decent work for All, and Reduced Inequalities.
"The unorganized sector consists of all unincorporated private enterprises owned by individuals or households engaged in the sale and production of goods and services operated on a proprietary or partnership basis and with less than ten total workers."
"Unorganized workers consist of those working in unorganized/informal enterprises or households, excluding regular workers with social security benefits, and the workers in the formal sector without any employment/ social security benefits provided by the employers.”
The Unorganised workers consist of about 92%* of the total workforce of about 457 million (as of 2004-2005 Census data of India). For about 79%* of them, conditions of work are utterly deplorable and livelihood options are extremely few. (*Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganized Sector, 2007, MSME, GoI)
Various National large-scale and small-scale survey data and newspaper reports show that the Unorganized Sector has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated measures (such as complete and partial National and State Lockdown). As a result of this pandemic, the livelihoods generation options for the unorganized sector reduced, impacting their quality of life and well-being.
Livelihoods promotion is the only route through which we can deal with the issues of conditions of work and related aspects of poverty and vulnerability of those who are called the Self-employed Unorganized Workers. Given the empirical reality that the self-employed largely consist of own-account workers with or without assistance, the notion of 'livelihood promotion' takes a broader meaning than what may be called 'enterprise promotion'. We, at The Humanity Calls, a group of passionate people who are on the mission of Sustainable Livelihoods Generation, Decent Work, and Reduced Inequalities for the Unorganized Sector, want you to join this journey of CHANGE MAKING.
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