In January 2015, aaina joined hands with SEWA, London School of tropical medicine and ILO for a research programme in 2 blocks of Ganjam district - Bhanjanagar and Surada to consolidate the status of migrant and domestic worker women- mostly in the tribal pocket.
aaina will facilitate a research analysis on the socio-cultural and economic factors that encourage/force women to migrate and mechanisms for safe migration. Women empowerment being one of the focus areas of aaina, the analysis will help aaina ensure freedom of choice among migrating women, and their safety if they migrate. Moreover, the program also identifies and makes visible different alternatives at local level for tribal women to get involved in.
aaina staff is in the process of preparing a compendium of different services available for the women migrant workers and different institution, department and NGOs working in the area. A series of training programme are in line for the core staff of aaina for a common understanding of the issue and the strategy to reach the objective of the programme.