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Amphan Diaries, 12th June

Most people, who have been affected by the cyclone in Swarupnagar have thanked the community-based organisations for their help and support in providing relief and rebuilding materials

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Amphan Diaries, 11th June

Mahira Rebuilds…

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Amphan Diaries, 10th June

We have started on our Roadmap to Rebuilding and Recovery. As we rebuild homes through the #HomesforHundreds Campaign, we are navigating through emotional pain, financial distress and keeping faith in relationships.
Rebuild and Build with us.

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Amphan Diaries, 9th June

The cyclone-affected people in Basirhat II, who had submitted forms for getting relief in the block offices and panchayats, are reportedly uncertain of recieving any help. Some of them, who are part of the Alor Disha, a self-help group, spoke about it when they had met on Saturday.

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Amphan Diaries, 8th June

After days of repair work, electricity services has resumed in Basirhat II, reports Jinnatun Nahar, a social worker at Seth Bagan Mahila Sangha, a community-based organisation.

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Amphan Diaries, 6th June

Some community-based organisations have started rebuilding their offices after they were destroyed during the cyclone.

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Amphan Diaries, 4th June

The Basirhat Municipal Corporation has been spreading COVID-19 awareness among the people with public announcements amidst reports of the return of migrant workers, reports Sufia Khatun, a social worker at Teghoria Institute for Social Movement, a community-based organization.

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Amphan Diaries, 3rd June

Repair work has started in full swing to restore electricity in Basirhat I, II and Bongaon, a day after people conducted angry protests on the streets, against the electricians with Government tender, who had taken from money from them separately and yet didn’t start their work.

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Amphan Diaries, 2nd June

Residents of Kachua panchayat in Basirhat II have resorted to street protests because of not getting access to electricity, even 10-12 days after the cyclone. They have, reportedly met the high monetary demands (Rs 200-500 per person) of the workers with government tender amidst difficulties because of the lockdown and still not get the services and that is understood to be the cause of their anger.

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Amphan Diaries, 31st May

From the donations that have been received through the local accounts, Sanjog sent out a first round of relief-300 kits including tarpaulin and food items to organizations in Barasat and Canning for distribution.

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Amphan Diaries, 30th May (Part II):

Cases of violence and crime have hit a new high post the cyclone period in Basanti, reports Amina Laskar, a grassroot social activist at BBSS.

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Amphan Diaries, 30th May (Part I):

Reporter: Soma Das
Patlikhanpur GP Hasnabad

Soma, a dynamic social worker from KEYA in Hasnabad, and a member of Partners for Anti Trafficking is reaching out to survivors and their families. To share tarpaulins, food relief materials and lots of hope!

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Amphan Diaries, 28th May:

Cyclone-affected people have started receiving help from the panchayats to rebuild their houses. They are being distributed tripols so that they can have a shelter and start on rebuilding their houses after they were destroyed by the cyclone.

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Amphan Diaries, 27th May:

Reported by Amina Laskar
Bansra Birangana Seva Samity, South 24 parganas

“The girls are calling me up and crying for food. Puja says that she is asking for pantta bhaat from the people and eating. Didi, I could not contact all the girls but with the 11 I have been able to connect with, they have said that their houses have been destroyed,” says Amina.

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Amphan Diaries, 26th May:

30 social workers from Partners in Anti Trafficking in North 24 Parganas and Birangana Seba Samiti in South 24 Parganas have started extensive outreach to different communities to assess damage

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Amphan Diaries, 25th May:

Reported by Bikash Das

Basirhat, North 24 parganas

 “10 days more of no electricity or power connection. Large parts of the area are still flooded. And areas like Sandeshkhali we still don’t have any news, haven’t been able to connect with them in last 48 hours. The situation is terrible and very scary!” says Bikash Das.

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Assertive claim to rights necessary to enliven a system

So much has been written about advocacy approaches used by people and organisations across the world. What Is common perhaps in all advocacy approaches is that it aims to capture the attention and gain favorable response from people who are power holders – bureaucrats, a senior official in an office or maybe a politician.

 

When advocacy is led by the proletariat, they use walks, demonstrations and deputations as tools to express their opinion and assertion. When these efforts are organized and managed by NGOs, it often involves meetings, consultations, workshops or activities which are less confrontational, and aim to be persuasive.



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2016 – Kolkata Gives

In February 2016, Sanjog was invited to be a part of Kolkata Gives – a one of a kind charitable exhibition

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On 2014

The last year at Sanjog was essentially around a lot of ritual doing….the rituals of creating, maintaining, coordinating, destroying and then re-creating ideas, systems and energies.

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On 2011

I read these lines in a book sometime back and then I heard similar words from a girl I was interacting with and ‘trying to help’… When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked.

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On 2010

Experimentation is risky business. Trying out something new always carries with it adventure, thrill and hope – but also requires preparation and method – in laying the hypothesis, predicting results and expected changes.

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