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.