COLLECT - Community-Led Local Entitlements & Claims Tracker

The novel Coronavirus-linked lockdown has affected different communities differently. Social groups that are from economically weaker sections and are marginalised due to caste, tribe, migrant status and dependence on informal and daily-wage livelihood are often not able to access entitlements. Anecdotal evidence suggests this is further exacerbated by an individual’s gender, age and disability. In parallel, community-based organisations that are key support mechanisms for such disadvantaged communities are themselves struggling to survive due to funding cuts. In this background, the COLLECT (Community-Led Local Entitlements & Claims Tracker) initiative aims to create a flow of information between those who are at the margins, and authorities, as well as wider society.

COLLECT: Community-Monitored Accountability System 

For details on State-wise schemes relevant for Covid-19 , along with information about the how to apply for these schemes and the documents required, please visit Haqdarshak on https://haqdarshak.com/gallery?type=covid#

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Partners in Change in collaboration with Dialectics, Praxis Institute for Participatory PracticesGethu group (workers think tank) and National Alliance Group for Nomadic and Denotified Tribes (NAG-DNT) has been leading a collaborative group, since the first lockdown (March 25, 2020), to understand the impact of this pandemic on those at the margins.

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