Centre for Social Research (CSR) in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in India has commenced the implementation of a program to support “Women’s Relief Response to the COVID-19 pandemic through advocacy, capacity building, and providing access to support services” in 6 districts of Delhi (Northwest, South East, North Delhi, Central Delhi, New Delhi & Shahdara).

Through this program, CSR has provided relief and redressal services to Women, youth, Frontline Healthcare Workers, and other Community Members. We have conducted capacity building training on the DV (Domestic Violence) Act, E-Counselling of SGBV survivors, the POSH Act 2013 (Prevention & Prohibition of Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace), health & hygiene, and psychosocial support for the mental wellbeing of the frontline healthcare workers with, Dr. Nimesh Desai, Director of NIMHANS.


CSR has impacted more than 36,800 individuals directly and indirectly through these particular project efforts. On the outbreak of COVID-19, we distributed 1800 hygiene kits in 6 districts of Delhi to counter the threat posed by the pandemic.

In March, we held an online roundtable discussion with key stakeholders on “Women’s Access to Public Health Care Facilities” officiated by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) where 200 participants joined in from different localities of Delhi. At the end of the project, CSR also conducted an online consultation with all its stakeholders, ASHA, Aanganwadi workers, ANMs and active community members from 6 project districts as a closure activity to review all the interventions that were undertaken throughout the program, the best practices and the challenges confronted.