Providing Tamil Nadu’s forgotten transgender communities with relief packages

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 second most populated country in the world and ensure that everyone is taken care of?  After announcing a nation-wide lockdown on the 24th of March, the government of...

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

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, which took effect on the 24th of March 2020. Strict social distancing rules meanthat millions of people have been unable to go to work, from large scale garment factories to small...

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

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, business in 61 state and 40 local fish markets came to a halt, completely disrupting the lives of the fisheries community in Mahim Fishing Village. Over...

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

“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 nationwide lockdown and announced financial aid packages for all vulnerable groups. The Finance Minister gave these packages to daily wage workers, construction workers, garment workers, and migrant...

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

“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 of this community organization, which is made up of 1,100 members from the MSM (Men who have sex with men) and Transgender communities in Yavatmal...

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Ensuring Essential Services to Most Vulnerable Communities in Jhopadpatti area, Nashik

Ensuring Essential Services to Most Vulnerable Communities in Jhopadpatti area, Nashik

Before the lockdown began, Alka Tai worked as a maid in five houses close to her home in the Jhopadpatti area of Nashik, Maharashtra. Despite carrying the responsibility of financially supporting her family, Alka Tai also joined a local community-based organization, Disha Mahila Bahu-Uddeshya Sansthan (DMBS), a year ago...

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