The vertical recognises the role, participation and contribution of people from across race, gender, abilities and sexual orientation for an equitable and just world.

Change Alliance, as a social enterprise, will work with government, international development agencies, civil society organisations, think tanks, networks of stakeholders and private sector in programmes and initiatives focused to strengthen ongoing efforts and addressing gaps in this area.

Our projects give thrust to working with the marginalised and vulnerable populations in order enable access to programmes, rights, entitlements and socio-economic advancements amongst the disadvantaged people in all their forms. We seek to apply the lens of intersectionality in our understanding of social inequalities and embed this factor in the design of programmes and interventions. Our approach is to work collaboratively with the stakeholders to widening the space and opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged groups.

Women empowerment

Change Alliance brings its expertise of implementing Gender Equality programme at workplace, which can be implemented in any sector. It follows a three-pronged strategy: Engagement, Accountability, and Responsiveness.

Our offering includes:

  • Gender Equality Programme
  • Trainings and end-to-end facilitation for gender sensitisation and Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace
  • Empowerment of girls and young women towards ending exploitative labour conditions
  • Promoting better working conditions
  • Building legal capacity of women garment sector workers and build leadership of women advocates
  • Women’s occupational health and wellbeing (community and workplace)
  • Social audit of suppliers- garment sector
  • Working with women and girls, especially survivors of violence, both within families and workspaces to help create safe environment and lead a life with dignity
  • Integrating gender across all other programmes including humanitarian response.
  • Inclusion and implementation of programmes on gender, women empowerment, upliftment of vulnerable and marginalised sections of society in corporate social responsibility initiatives

Business and human rights

Change Alliance team has expertise to develop modules, tools, primer, assessment reports and implementation of BHR programmes in various sectors in India.

Change Alliance has developed Primer on Business and Human Rights (BHR) to equip companies with the know-how and practical guidance on the various approaches to prevent and address the impacts of Human Rights abuses.

Services include:

  • Developing Policies
  • Human Rights due diligence
  • Stakeholder relationship
  • CSR: Social aspects, community engagement at deeper levels
  • Compliances and grievance redressal mechanisms
  • Impact Assessment of Human Rights initiatives and programmes

Change Alliance was an implementing partner for UNDFP’s B+HR Asia programme. Our role was devising innovative approaches for greater awareness and access to remedies for women migrant workers within the context of business and human rights narrative in India. The project was implemented in Delhi/NCR, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu and reached nearly 11,000 people including about 6,500 indirect reach.

Access to social schemes, rights and entitlements

Creating awareness and linkage to Social Protection schemes

  • Change Alliance has worked on creating awareness and access to social protection schemes for vulnerable groups. We work in strong convergence approach, covering overall, more than 100,000 beneficiaries. More than Indian Rupees 600 million worth of financial linkages established, with a cash benefit of 16 million Rupees and insurance benefit of 50 million Rupees
  • The expertise to be offered:
  • Identification of vulnerable individuals and households to facilitate access to social support and entitlements in priority rural areas, and facilitating linkages with the respective government administrative departments, through partnerships with civil society organisations (CSO) and voluntary networks.
  • Extending technical support to accelerate implementation of public works through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and expansion of registration of community to access job cards, and facilitation of immediate employment opportunities under the Scheme.
  • Removing constraints of linkage and access to schemes
  • Capacity building of frontline functionaries and CSOs responding to the pandemic.

Enabling safe and responsible migration

Change Alliance is working on promoting safe and ethical migration by engaging with workers, government, employers, contractors, Industry associations, CSOs and experts in the sector. We have worked on ensuring safe migration from source the destination by making workers, community and employers aware and also linking them for ethical recruitment, fair wages and enabling better working conditions.

Services include:

  • Gainful employment
  • Ethical practices, social security and welfare measures
  • Responsible migration
  • Sensitising employers, federations and associations on well-being of migrant workers
  • Upskilling and training of migrant workers
  • Life skills enhancement and wellbeing trainings (including health) of migrant workers
  • Life skills of adolescent girls and women

Address vulnerabilities and create climate resilient communities

Change Alliance worked with IPE Global to implement the ICRG programme in Bihar which was a 43-month (2017-2020) Technical Assistance (TA) Programme supported by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). We are also working in Phase II of ICRG programme supported by Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO, formerly known as DFID) providing monitoring and programme support to PHIA Foundation to implement project in 8 districts, 142 Gram Panchayats and 583 villages of Jharkhand and Bihar. We offer following services based on our six years of work on ICRG programme:

Services include:

  1. Programme management support to climate resilient project
  2. Vulnerability assessment of communities (assess the extent of risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate change)
  3. Strengthening and deepening the integration of climate risk information into decision planning tools and processes in the various rural development and social protection programmes, including MGNREGS
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation support to climate resilient programmes
  5. Developing livelihood models for strengthening resilience of communities
  6. SHG formation, awareness, resource mapping and promoting local livelihoods
  7. Strengthen the evidence base for how better physical assets can build more climate resilient livelihoods.