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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Arribada in a lockdown

By Mohit Mudliar and Chadana Pusapati | A large part of the world was struggling with Covid-19 during the last week of March 2020 while in our field station in Ganjam, Odisha we were discussing whether the arribada (the mass nesting of olive ridley turtles) would begin on March 20th or not. Dakshin Foundation has been working with the Odisha forest department for the past 12 years on monitoring olive ridleys on Rushikulya beach.

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