Guided by entrepreneurial skills, Chanda guides women into mass producing face masks

By Moin Qazi* The self-help group movement has been one of the most powerful incubators of female entrepreneurship in rural India. While there were several young semi-literate women who had homegrown skillsets, absence of capital and regressive social norms prevented them from taking a full plunge and setting up their own independent business. A membership … Continue reading Guided by entrepreneurial skills, Chanda guides women into mass producing face masks

Analysis of GRs, advisories, circulars issued by Gujarat govt, Govt of India by team CSJ

An analysis of Government Resolutions, Advisories and Circulars issued by the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat and certain recommendations by the Centre for Social Justice team: As per circulars issued by the Ministry Of Labour & Employment, New Delhi, and the Labour Department, as also the circular on novel Coronavirus released to … Continue reading Analysis of GRs, advisories, circulars issued by Gujarat govt, Govt of India by team CSJ

Dang: Need for temporary clinics for medical examination to prevent spread of COVID-19

Letter to the Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority, Taluka Ahwa, District Dang, Gujarat State, demanding protection and mitigation measures during the COVID 19 epidemic: As Dang district is connected to the state of Maharashtra on three sides. Besides highways, there are also roads to enter in Dang district which do not have any supervision. We … Continue reading Dang: Need for temporary clinics for medical examination to prevent spread of COVID-19

COVID-19: Legal services scheme for disaster victims mandates a multi-pronged response

Letter to Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Chhattisgarh, by the Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad: Greetings from Centre for Social Justice. You are well appraised of the worrying situation of migrant labourers, students and other people who migrate and travel inter-state for work as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Presently, four categories of … Continue reading COVID-19: Legal services scheme for disaster victims mandates a multi-pronged response

CSJ letter on preparation and implementation of the Corona Disaster Management Plan

Letter to the Gujarat Chief Secretary, the Gujarat Disaster Management Authority chairman, and the Amreli district collector, demanding relief to the common people during the epidemic of COVID-19, and regarding the preparation and implementation of Corona Disaster Management Plan according to the Disaster Management Act, 2005, Gujarat Disaster Management Act, 2003, and guidelines for preparation … Continue reading CSJ letter on preparation and implementation of the Corona Disaster Management Plan

CSJ recommendations to alleviate hardships during lockdown by collaborating with NGOs

Well-known rights activist Gagan Sethi of the Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad, has sent a letter to  Anuradha Mall, IAS, additional chief secretary, Government of Gujarat, has sent suggestions based on  field reality for the alleviation of hardships during lockdown and collaboration with NGOs. Text: Greetings from Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)! During these trying … Continue reading CSJ recommendations to alleviate hardships during lockdown by collaborating with NGOs

Impact of virus on women, girls requires special attention, civil society intervention needed

Responding to differential and special needs of women and girls in emergency and long-term support to combat COVID-19 pandemic:  Letter from civil society organizations to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, with copies to senior state officials: We are writing to you on behalf of a network of civil society organizations, researchers, informal sector workers, collectives … Continue reading Impact of virus on women, girls requires special attention, civil society intervention needed