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

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 Mariya and Amalorpavam procure the fish at the local wholesale markets, Vasantha procures her fish from Thoothukudi, around 150km from Madurai, where her relatives go fishing.  Their major...

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#COVIDActionCollab and Child Fund | Webinar | Emotional and Mental Wellbeing of Vulnerable Groups – Children, Adolescents, Young Women and Women in the Workplace

#COVIDActionCollab and Child Fund | Webinar | Emotional and Mental Wellbeing of Vulnerable Groups – Children, Adolescents, Young Women and Women in the Workplace

Covid Action Collab hosted a webinar on emotional and mental wellbeing of vulnerable groups – children, adolescents, young women and women in the workplace.  The session covered the following: Exclusion of vulnerable groups by their own communities in the name of social distancing Challenges related to adoption of behaviour...

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

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 effects throughout the country. But those most affected are from the already marginalized communities. As almost all economic activity came to a halt, they...

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Telecounseling Manual of SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action): for Prevention of Violence against Women and Children

Telecounseling Manual of SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action): for Prevention of Violence against Women and Children

SNEHA’s program on Prevention of Violence against Women and Children works towards ending discrimination against women and girls in public and private spaces and ensures participation and leadership of women to prevent violence in their communities. Violence against women is: “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or...

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Social distancing means home closeness: rise in domestic violence during COVID – 19 lockdown

Social distancing means home closeness: rise in domestic violence during COVID – 19 lockdown

The blog by Sneha, discusses the reasons of rise in domestic violence during COVID-19 lockdown, response to the needs and rights of excluded and neglected groups, WHO’s information on how to response to the pandemic and on SNEHA’s Program on Prevention of Violence against Women and Children. https://drive.google.com/file/d/143rlUa-PQn_2xgJ1BKQ3RKmlpO6Q5rKD/view?usp=sharing  

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Increase in reporting of Domestic Violence during COVID-19: insubstantial research evidence in comparison to women’s lived realities

Increase in reporting of Domestic Violence during COVID-19: insubstantial research evidence in comparison to women’s lived realities

This blog by SNEHA, highlights the various risk factors due to which Violence against women and children is widespread across the globe, and the likelihood of pandemics interacting with vulnerable populations to trigger it leading to volatile and unsafe situations for them. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bzHS6PXCg7CNz2KQUSIZ0ORCOSkbbSWF  

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#COVIDActionCollab Round Table-2: Sentiments Around COVID Vaccination

#COVIDActionCollab Round Table-2: Sentiments Around COVID Vaccination

With more than 77 million confirmed cases across the globe, COVID-19 pandemic is a global emergency that calls for unprecedented multi-sectoral collaboration for social good. As international partners work together on the response, tracking the pandemic, advising on critical interventions, distributing vital medical supplies to those in need, they...

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

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 communities-such as sex workers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), Transgenders (TGs), Gay Men (MSM), etc. these communities did not have a forum for themselves, nor did they have access...

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