SRADHA’s Response to COVID-19
Join Us in Our COVID-19 Response
“Moving beyond Gender: Intersectionality in practice in COVID-19 Lens”
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is shaped by, and reinforces, inequalities in societies. First and foremost is the worrying trend in violence against women at the time when protection and coping mechanisms have been significantly undermined by the emergency provisions adopted for containing the virus. Looking at the crisis through the lens of democratic governance and gender may help address some of the structural problems. Also the crisis reveals an important opportunity to strengthen community resilience, including: mechanisms to build social movements, particularly those representing marginalized populations, to advocate for their policy priorities; tactics to support supply side.
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Strengthening new roles of local level governance to address COVID-19 impact
- Reaching the excluded and vulnerable
- Promoting youth engagement in local level governance
- Fund raising
- Other Supports
- Accessing them digital technology support – marginalized women farmers, ASM communities,
- Aged citizens
- Addressing their food security – migrant workers, single women with children, ASM communities
- Support for children out of School – children of migrant workers, ASM communities
- Awareness material in indigenous language – for indigenous people
OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE
- SRADHA has reached out to 8000 poorest of the poor rural households in remotest tribal villages of KBK districts of Odisha for COVID 19 relief work. SRADHA has been undertaking following Covid-19 specific interventions, broadly:
- Through our women SHGs, we provided takeaway cooked meals (twice) for 250 returnee migrant workers and underprivileged families for 21 days from 5th May to 25th May 2020 to ensure their basic nutritional needs. Total Number of meals – 10500 (Rice, Dal, one vegetable item and Chatni)
- Distributed 1000 units of Hand wash liquid
- Distributed 1000 units Reusable face masks –
- 160 women SHGs of the districts are assisted for selling their products like organic vegetables, packed spices, minor millet powder and home grown seasonal vegetables through online contact and doorstep delivery during shut down period.
- Engaged with local administration for skill mapping of 1000 returnee migrant workers of Kalahandi District and submitted a comprehensive report to the district administrations for linking them to suitable employment/business opportunities locally.
- We are supporting the local authority and administration in livelihoods planning under MNREGA customized to the emerging Covid-19 scenario in 200 villages of KBK region for addressing the urgency of “immediate incomes” for the ASM workers.
- Built the capacities of 8 other grassroots CBOs to extend Covid-19 relief works.
- 10-ton lichis from 12 panchayats of Kuchindai block was sold providing direct linkage to the market.
- 200 pregnant women from ASM communities have been provided with safety and hygiene kits, PPE and nutritional supplements.