DYUTI 2020 is a two-day national conference aimed at bringing together scholars, academicians and practitioners for deliberations on issues related to migration and social inclusion in the light of human rights perspective. The theme of the 20th edition of DYUTI is on “Migration and Social Inclusion: Perspectives for Human Rights and Social Work Practice”
The Theme of DYUTI 2020 Conference
World Migration Report, 2018 reported a rapid growth of international migrants worldwide reaching to 244 million in 2015 amounting to 3.3 percent of the world population, up from 222 million in 2010 and 173 million in 2000 (International Organisation for Migration, 2017). India has the largest diaspora in 2015 with 16 million international migrants. According to the Kerala Migration Survey 2014 the number of Kerala emigrants living abroad in 2014 is estimated to be about 2. 4 million, up from 2.28 million in 2011, 2.19 million in 2008, 1.84 million in 2003 and 1.36 million in 1998 (Zachariah & Rajan, 2015). Kerala has witnessed a sweeping high rate of inward migration from domestic migration in last decade. According to a study published by the Department of Labor, Govt. of Kerala, 25 lakhs of Domestic migrant laborers live in Kerala with an annual inflow of 2.35 lakhs. More than 90% of them are in their 18-35 age group with 41% belonging to the 18-23 age group (Narayana, Venkiteswaran & Joseph, 2013).
"Migrants are inherently vulnerable as subjects of human rights from the time they leave home to initiate their migration. In other words, any human being is less vulnerable at home than right after he leaves it to become a migrant (Bustamante, 2002). The movement to the new community led to several repercussions on both the migrants and refugees viz. loss of identity and citizenship, loss of social security entitlements, loss of housing and loss of proximity of the kith and kin (Anish, 2016; Narayana, Venkiteswaran & Joseph, 2013). Housing, health issues and access to health and leisure and social integration are vital issues in both the contexts. The host communities hold a negative attitude as they mostly see migrants and refugees as threats to their life. They are often labelled as carriers of communicable diseases, engaged on criminal activities etc. Traumatic experiences in the country of origin as well as on the way to escape (in 2016 about 5,000 died the Mediterranean, rape, etc.) demand the services of social workers and other human rights practitioners.
Social Exclusion, human rights violations and the need for social inclusion and integration of migrants have gained much attention in literature as a matter of great concern. Conscious efforts to facilitate social integration and enhancing social capital of the migrants and refugees can aid the overall development of economy of the host country and issues and challenges raised by migrants and refugees can be minimized. This conference aims at deliberating the context of migration, discussion on the programmes and policies related migration, identifying successful strategies and developing newer models of interventions in the context of migration.
The two-day conference aims at providing a forum for deliberations in the field of migration. The conference would deliberate on:
1. The history and status of refugees and migrants in India
2. The context of outward and inward migration in India.
3. The policies and programmes in the context of migration.
4. Best practices in working in the context of migration.
5. Identification of region specific models of social integration of migrants and refugees.
6. Professional competencies required for working with migrants and refugees.
1. Modalities of International and Interstate migration.
2. Migration and SDG’s.
3. Migrant Policies and Program.
4. Migration and Families left behind.
5. Gender and Migration .
6. Health, Education, Employment and Migration.
7. Social Exclusion, Exploitation, Abuse and Migration.
8. Climate change and Migration.
9. Social work practice with migrants.
10. Cultural Competence and social Work Education.
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) was established as a result of the indefatigable industry and foresight of the CMI Congregation. Rajagiri College of Social Science was accredited with 'A' Grade (3.70 out of 4) in 2013 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC. The college has been conferred with Autonomous status by University Grants Commission in 2014. Rajagiri School of Social Work, started in the year 1955 was one of the pioneering institutions in south India, establishing programmes and setting standards in the field of social work education. The Social Work academic programs range from Bachelors to Doctoral programme. The presence of live labs in the campus add quality to education through experience.