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Legal literacy camp: PEPUS

Last month, PEPUS organised a legal literacy camp for migrant workers at Patti Pervejabad, Kaushambi District, Uttar Pradesh.

Due to the lack of basic legal knowledge, migrant workers are unable to fight for justice. In order to educate workers about different legal safeguards provisioned by the Constitution and by law, a legal literacy camp was organised, to be held on a regular basis in the project area.

Project Director Kamla Ji explaining


During the camp, information was provided on key labour laws, precautions to be taken before migration, and labourers’ entitlements. Along with providing information on different labour laws, information was also provided on who to approach for securing benefits and entitlements, as well as information on the legal services initiatives of SSK.

PEPUS Legal ClinicThe key issues discussed as a part of the legal literacy  awareness camps were as follows:

  • Minimum wage act
  • Equal remuneration act
  • Contract labour act
  • Compensation act
  • Maternity benefit act
  • Inter-state migration act
  • Iqrarnama (Agreement)
  • Precautions before migration
  • Shramik kachahri, legal clinic day
  • Basic amenities at work sites
  • Right to information (RTI)
  • Compulsory education for all.

PEPUS ngo logo

PEPUS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, operating in the state of Uttar Pradesh. PEPUS is committed to supporting marginalized sections of society, such as Dalits, tribal and women. The vision of PEPUS is the ‘Establishment of an Exploitation-Free Society’. The organization provides solutions for strengthening and supporting the migrant worker community and their families. 


View more of PEPUS’s work here.

Radhika M. Chakraborty

Radhika M. Chakraborty

Radhika M Chakraborty has completed a degree in English Literature from Delhi University and a Master's degree in Women's Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her research interests include gender and migration, diasporas, Partition, internal displacement and Sindhi culture.
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