Webinar Series

Though the dreaded Coronavirus is supposed to be indiscriminate, the effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately disastrous for people from the margins – migrant workers, women, sex workers, sexual minorities, daily wage labourers and others. As an attempt to mainstream the voices of the poor and marginalised sections of society in the quest for equity and governance, two webinar series have been initiated.


The Voices from the Margins series (facilitated by Praxis) brings to wider public, experiences of a range of marginalised groups coping with the current crisis.

Voices from the Margins Series

Webinar Partners

In the Spotlight: Business and Human Rights

#EndTraffickingNow - Preventive Action Against Child Trafficking at India's Railway Stations

Frontline Workers Sans Security: Sanitation and Mortuary Workers in Hospitals in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic and Sustainable Agriculture: Prospects and Challenges

Unearthing Challenges of Plantation Workers in Cotton, Tea, Sugarcane and Tobacco Plantations

India’s Supply Chain Crisis: Conversation with Petty Contractors from Construction and Garment sector

Lessons from HIV Pandemic: With Sex Workers, PUD and LGBTQ+ Communities

Fear of Lockup, and Now Lockdown: Struggles of Denotified and Nomadic Tribes

Madari, Od, Kal Oddar, Gujjar and Gadia Lohar Workers: Struggle for Survival

Interstate Migrants in Erode and Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu

Transgender Persons Act: Lockdown Fallouts and Lessons

Impact of Covid-19 on Refugees

SC-ST Entrepreneurs: Status, Challenges and Opportunities

Role of Community Based Watchdog Mechanisms to Curb Child Labour and Trafficking as a Fallout of COVID-19

Resourcing Grassroots Work: Runaway Donors and Struggling Community-Based Organisations

Vulnerabilities of Child Labourers: Conversations with survivors of child trafficking, their families and those who work to protect them

Manipur Saga: Continuing Despair during Lockdown

Workers’ Rights – Pandemic and Beyond


Children with Disabilities

Farmers and Migrant Workers from Denotifed Tribes in Purulia, West Bengal

Draft National Policy for Domestic Workers: Lessons from Lockdown

Sexual, Reproductive and Mental Health Needs of Adolescents: Voices from Pandemic Times

Pandemic Induced Impediments to Livelihoods of Bar Dancers and Sex Workers

Leveraging Public Procurement to Realise Rights of Women and Children in Supply Chains

Fighting two battles, Covid 19 and Gig Economy: Conversations with App-Based Workers and Trade Unions

Missing School: Adolescent Girls Marginalised by Growing Divide during Lockdown

Homeless Persons During Lockdown

Sanitation Workers’ Life, Dignity and Health During the Lockdown

Nat and Bedia women on the intersectionality of gender, stigmatisation, migration and caste

Workers from Garment Mills in Tamil Nadu



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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