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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Soukhya Sanjeevini Samsthe: Supporting and protecting women in sex work during COVID-19

Soukhya Sanjeevini Samsthe: Supporting and protecting women in sex work during COVID-19

Priya (name changed) was among the many who lost their jobs and found themselves facing an uncertain future during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India. As a sex worker and a daily wage labourer at local APMC, the 34-year-old widow and mother of two, from Peresandra village in Chikkaballapur,...

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

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 decentralized nature-based solutions for the growing water and sanitation management issues across India and South Asia. The #COVIDActionCollab spoke with Rohini Pradeep (Project Manager, CDD Society), to understand their experience as part...

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

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 COVID Action Collaborative is publishing a series of articles that highlight various tele-care initiatives launched by CAC partners. This piece is the second article in this series....

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

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. Diversion of resources to the COVID-19 response coupled with lockdowns and mobility restrictions have compromised the availability of these services. Many communities are unaware of how to...

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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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