The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown had given way to an acute sense of uncertainty and vulnerability; especially amongst informal sector workers. Informal sector workers in both urban and rural communities lack job security and social security and this had worsened due to the lockdown with many workers losing their jobs.
COVID-19’s impact on grassroots women’s social enterprises
This short summary highlights the impact of the sudden lockdown in 2020 across the various trades within SEWA Bharat- across the 11 SEWA Bharat states.
This study was conducted to assess the specific effects of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent lockdown on domestic workers through parameters such as socio-economic background of the worker, nature of income, ownership/loss of assets and job security; amongst others.
A model demonstrating how medical care can be democratised, specially during a health crisis
Understanding the attitude, perception, misconception, fear, and widespread myths among the informal women workers about the vaccine
This exploration aimed to understand the impact the second wave of the pandemic and the consequent 2021 lockdown brought about on SEWA members of the informal economy; with reference to their livelihoods, savings, and income, their experience with the COVID - testing and vaccination and other facets of their life which have been affected by the pandemic.
The study, through 1500 pariticipants aimed to understand the attitude, perception, misconception, fear, and widespread myths women in the informal economy have about the vaccine.
Resilience and women entrepreneurs: COVID-19 and beyond