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Webinar Series: COVID-19 Pandemic

Understanding its Impact on Marginal Groups and Populations Panel 1: COVID-19 and Gender Justice: Is the Response Adequate? Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020, Time: 10.30 to 12.30 hrs. Moderator: Dr. Kanchan Mathur, Honorary Professor, Independent Consultant and Gender Expert, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur PANELISTS: Pushpa Mai, Founder Nai Bhor, Jaipur, a CBO working for

Enabling Social Justice at the Doorstep through District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), East

“We, women not only need dry ration, milk and grocery during this difficult time, we also need peace of mind and harmony at home and in our basti. With lines of men queuing up from 4 am in the morning, drunken brawls and abuses waking us early in the morning, we decided it was high

Health Check-up for Pourakarmikas and Construction Workers

Bangalore – Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), with the support of Single Window team, Help-desk, and ASHA workers made door-to-door visits to the house of the construction workers living in settlements and disseminated information on safety and precautions to be taken for prevention of COVID-19 infection. Health camps were also organised for the construction

Shehanaz Builds Knowledge in the Community

Shehanaz Begum, Outreach Worker, is a resident of Dhanibandh settlement in Sambalpur and also an outreach worker with CFAR. She covers 14 out of the 88 settlements in Sambalpur to interact with the community and provide them the necessary support in the form of information. A trained tailor, she is putting her skill to use

Rakesh Makkar: Breaking Gender Stereotype

Rakesh Kumar Makkar has been staying in Ward no 18 in Baliapata, since 2002. He got to know that there are many labourers staying in this Ward, who were facing lot of problems. “I decided to help them by taking their issues to the Government and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and many people from the

COVID Relief support for sex workers and transgender in Madurai

COVID has resulted in a huge economic impact across the globe. Lockdown to prevent the spread of infection has brought economy to a standstill, hitting the poor very badly. Hunger and poverty are a bigger threat than COVID-19 itself. Challenges faced by the vulnerable population: Sex workers, transgender and people living with HIV are facing