Reimagining relief: go local

By Asha Cherian | Often, when providing relief one has to choose between households and decide where lies the greatest need. This can be a harsh process where one invariably excludes households that are only marginally better positioned than the most desperate or wretched. With limited funds available against the colossal scale of deprivation these were the difficult decisions confronting our local partners and us.

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Forgotten people, forgotten stories: fisherwomen in lockdown

By Ishaan Khot | Media coverage on issues of marginalisation and social injustice can sometimes be skewed, silencing certain voices and narratives in deference to dominant power structures and societal norms. Women in fisheries represent one such group that is marginalised within an already marginalised community. Women’s issues, though critical, tend to remain invisible as much of the dialogue is often focussed on fishermen.

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Channeling news during the lockdown

By Shruti Sunderraman | Engaging with the media has been a crucial part of bringing attention to the struggles faced by the fishing community across coastal India. Over the course of the lockdown Dakshin staff provided journalists with news from the field, a breakdown of the implications of various policy decisions, as well as connected individuals and unions to journalists to tell their stories.

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