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Covid Action Collab

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Impact Stories

Enabling Access to Essentials

Dharavi is a lot of things. It is the world’s largest shantytown, housing about 6,50,000 people in 2.5 square kilometers. It is one of the largest p...

#GROUNDSTORIES | Embarking on the Journey of Change

Kuchikur Area in Dharavi, Mumbai is home to migrants from all over India who take up work as Sewage Workers. The socio-economic and livelihood conditi...

A Story of Enablement & Resilience: How timely healthcare and support became a beacon of hope in a sex worker’s life

Asha*, a 25-year-old sex worker, has braved both COVID-19 and Tuberculosis (TB) in the last two years. She has been an HIV patient for the last four y...

The Need to Prioritize Vaccinations for India’s Workforce - A look at the #COVIDActionCollab’s VaxNow Strategy For Industrial Workforce

While the country continues to recover from the after-effects of the economic lockdown, many workers, especially women, stayed back in their villages ...

#StoriesOfResilience | Karuna’s Hope

Karuna and Archana’s home doesn’t have a toilet, which makes it challenging for the two women, who have to travel daily far and wide to remote loc...

Where are burial ground workers in our frontline stories?

Child Rights Foundation India, an organisation that works with women from marginalised communities in Bangalore saw the impact of all this trickling d...

Tele-services during COVID-19: A Comprehensive and Integrated Pandemic Response

Background As COVID-19 spreads throughout India and globally, the availability of essential and primary care services is critical now more than ever....

Vaccine, A Right Not A Privilege

Long queues, uncomfortable glances, inability of the health workers to answer my questions, were some of the problems I faced at a health centre condu...

India’s Second Trans Kitchen That Creates Livelihood For The Marginalized Transgender Community Launched

Jayutran*, a transwoman from Madurai, had been a caterer for many small-scale functions and social gatherings for the past nine years. The pandemic gr...

Enabling Livelihoods during COVID-19: In Conversation with LabourNet Services Pvt. Ltd.

“It’s been so rich for me, with so many people volunteering time and energy to make things happen”- Gayathri Vasudevan, Chairperson, LabourNet S...

At the moment, people are unwell, unemployed and hungry

Manorama Singh, Berojgar Mahila Sewa Samiti (BMSS) BMSS works with rural and urban poor in Bhilai. Their focus is working on sex trafficking issues, r...

The Bhils and the Bhilala are strong communities, we need to support them to make them resilient

Jimmy Nirmal, Sara Seva Sansthan Samiti Sara Seva Sansthan Samiti is a community based organization in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, close to the borders of...

We need stronger local institutions to fight crisis like Covid-19

Pardha Saradhi, SEARCH  SEARCH (Socio Economic Alternatives Research & Resource Community for Humanity) works towards empowering people living in...

Children’s Right to Development: The Case of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka

Founded in 2019, Child Rights Foundation (CRF) is a child-centric national non-profit organization, committed to fulfilment of Child Rights as enshrin...

#VACCINATION4EVERYONE: Enabling Ease of Vaccine Access for Trans People

Vaccination is the world’s only shield against the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus. However, many marginalized communities are left out, ...

Step-Down Hospital at C502: Assisting the Care of Marginalised Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit communities hard. The virus has often engulfed entire families which made it difficult for people to monitor and provide...

Evaluating a Mobile-Based Short Virtual Course on Family Planning for Frontline Health Workers in India

One of the ways to address the critical gap of trained human resources in health is to train frontline workers (FLW) on health prevention and health p...

St Joseph’s Isolation Care Facility: A refuge for the vulnerable

Mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are advised to self isolate in their homes, while they recover. However, not everyone has the means to self-is...

The Power of Good Communication

Soumita Basu, COVIDActionCollab FXBIS India Suraksha (FXBIS) is a CAC partner and has been working towards changing mindsets to fight the pandemic in...

The SLPMS Tailoring Unit: Creating Livelihoods for the marginalized in the midst of COVID-19

Sri Lakshmi Pengal Munnetra Sangam (SLPMS) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) that began working with individuals from various vulnerable communi...

Taaras Coalition: Enabling a dignified life for women in sex work through collective action

Women in sex work are constantly subjected to neglect and stigma – both socially and politically – and struggle to enjoy basic human right...

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. - COVID-19 relief to vulnerable communities

COVID-19 and the nationwide lockdown – one of the many steps taken to contain the spread of the disease in India – has had detrimental eff...

Covai Trans Kitchen: Cooking Up Success, Breaking Stereotypes

The Covai Trans Kitchen is probably a first of its kind. This restaurant in Coimbatore is entirely managed and operated by a group of transgenders. Ju...

Protecting and empowering civic workers during COVID-19: In conversation with CDD Society

CDD Society is a non-governmental organization in the water and sanitation sector, involved in designing and implementing integrated and decentralize...

Tele-care during COVID-19: Insights from Two Pan-India Solutions

Background In order to explore how tele-care innovations are working to address service gaps and help communities adapt to COVID-19 realities, the CO...

A Great Relief to Alamelu's family

The lockdowns enforced by several countries in response to COVID-19 have closed thousands of businesses, causing innumerous job losses. This is the ca...

Providing Tamil Nadu's forgotten transgender communities with relief packages

Swasti, Royal Enfield, NMCT provide Tamil Nadu’s forgotten transgender communities with COVID relief packages    How do you lock down the seco...

Health: Molecular solutions fighting COVID-19 one test at a time

Molecular Solutions Care Health is a diagnostics and research organisation in the health sector. They started with the purpose of making advanced mole...

Empowering lives of women in sex work during COVID-19 and otherwise: In Conversation with Hareesh B S, CEO, Swathi Group of Organisations.

Swathi Mahila Sangha (SMS) is one of the largest Community-Based Organisations (CBO) for women in sex work (WSW) in Karnataka. It strives to bring equ...

Lalita Tai Alzende - A beacon of hope

Lalita Tai is 45 years old and is a social worker at Muktangan Sanstha, an NGO based in the Beed district of Maharashtra. Also a former sex worker, La...

Mrs Rathnamma makes life saving PPE for Chikkaballapur community

Mrs. Rathnamma is a 35 year old garment worker from Kandavara Village, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. She is the sole provider for the ...

Dr. Khushwant Singh, PhD on the “Support group Lucknow Covid 19”

“Support group Lucknow Covid 19” is a Citizen’s Initiative to help the needy and destitute providing them with relief during the Covid-19 pande...

VACCINATION4EVERYONE: Enabling Ease of Vaccine Access for Trans People

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Saving the Livelihoods of Tailors in Kalburgi District via Face Mask Production

India’s garment industry, which employs around 45 million people, has been suffering dramatically since the COVID-19 government imposed lockdown, wh...

Unity in the face of adversity - bringing essential services to a fishery community in Worli Koliwada

Fishery markets are one of the most densely populated areas in Maharashtra. With the initiation of the lockdown and need for social distancing, busine...

“A Community Ignored by All”: Support to Transgenders of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra

The coronavirus pandemic has had a global impact, affecting the world population. To curb further transmission, the government of India declared a nat...

“We all are enough for each other”- The Story of a Community Organisation in Maharashtra

At Navchetna Yuva Vikas Samsthe (NYVS), members firmly believe in the philosophy “We all are enough for each other”. Solidarity lies at the heart ...

SELCO’s solar-powered refrigerators help marginalized women grow their businesses

Amalorpavam, Mariya and Vasantha are women entrepreneurs from marginalized communities, who sell fish in the streets of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. While Mar...