Map the locality to identify the prevailing vulnerabilities which are leading the community in to vulnerable situations. It will be reflect in different forms and leading the people to poverty or to any hazard or shocking situation. Vulnerability Mapping is not only a tool to develop the action plan but it capacitates the people to identify their vulnerability and help them to find out the opportunities. It is not constant and it can be changed through the empowerment of community to take the effort by themselves to address their vulnerability. It is a collective action to identify and address the existing vulnerabilities in their own community. The way women experiencing vulnerability is different from men due to social construction and gender differentiation.
Kudumbashree developed a tool as vulnerability mapping to identify the issues/demands through the collective action of the community. Through the process we are trying to capacitate them to identify the situation and possibilities to prevent them. Vulnerability depends on the geographical, social, economical and physical situation and capacity of an individual or the group. Community resource Persons can be support them to realize or understand the vulnerability through different methodologies. It also aims the Participatory preparation of Social protection plan at the NHG area. It may be Focus Group Discussions, Individual Interviews, Home visits, Case Studies, experience sharing.
Kudumbashree started mapping activities in selected 28 Local Governments in Kerala with the support of 100 trained Gender Resource Persons. Inauguration of the process is done by Hon. Minister of Local Self Government Dr. K.T. Jaleel on 16th December 2016.