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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.

Following areas were selected to Map
  • Identify poverty in all its forms and everywhere
  • Identify hunger factors, food security issues and agricultural possibilities
  • Health status of the community – permanent illness and its after effects, communicable diseases and awareness, Health condition of the community due to any special cause, Mental Health, Reproductive health , Mal nutrition, autism, mentally challenged
  • Educational factors – Education status of men & women, opportunities, facilities
  • Gender inequalities, Gender Based Violence and empowerment of women and girls –Different types of violence, Issues of single women, adolescents, transgender, political violence
  • Water and Sanitation issues
  • Issues related to employment – Issues at work place, unemployment, isssues of persons who can’t go for work and livelihood analysis
  • Infrastructure – Critical facility analysis
  • Safe and Sustainable human settlement/Rehabilitation/Housing
  • Disability and related vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability due to Migration
  • Social Issues affecting - Money lending, crime, Alcoholism, child/early marriage
  • Climate change and its impact
  • Vulnerable situations due to Institutional access and Inclusiveness
  • Identify the issues of groups such as unorganized sectors,(Textile, Bamboo workers, street vendors etc)
  • Vulnerabilities due to the access of information, technology, services
  • Atrocities against women and children in the area and develop prevention stratergies


List of selected LSGIs for conducting Vulnerability Mapping

Sl.No District LSGI
1 Thiruvananthapuram Malayankeezhu, Kulathoor
2 Kollam Vettikkaval, Panayam
3 Pathanamthitta Nedumbram, Naaranamoozhi
4 Alappuzha Purakkaad, Kayamkulam
5 Kottayam Thrikkodithaanam, Thidanaad
6 Idukki Paampaadumpaara, Kanjikkuzhi
7 Ernakulam Vengola, Kuttambuzha
8 Thrissur Paanamcheri, Nadathara
9 Palakkad Malampuzha, Perumaatti
10 Malappuram Purathoor, Paandikkad
11 Kozhikode Olavanna, Cheruvannur Perambra
12 Wayanad Thirunelli, Mooppainaad
13 Kannur Mattool, Aaralam
14 Kasaragod Pallikkara, Kallaar


Vulnerability Analysis Activities

Main focus on Situation analysis of vulnerability, analysis of cause of vulnerability, community action analysis and Report formulation & Drawing action



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