From a slump in sale of forest produce to stigmatization of services provided by their members, from lack of government support to increased violence and dispossession, tribal communities have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s time the spotlight fell on their continuing hardship. Odisha Dialogues, in partnership with Laadli — the media advocacy initiative of Population First, assembled a panel of grassroots activists, academic and advocacy experts and policy makers to assess the impact and suggest a way forward.