The Policy Troupe: Chamba Deliberation

Learnings at The Policy Troupe: Chamba Deliberation (1st-2nd June, 2019)

We were at Chamba on the 1st and 2nd of June, 2019 for the second edition of The Policy Troupe. The city is spread out on both sides of the ‘Chaugan’ with an outstanding view of the snow capped mountains at the farther end of the street. The market area running adjacent to the District Court and several government offices makes the place look self sufficient. However, owing to the poor access, connectivity and a lack of basic amenities in the city, it’s easy to understand why Chamba is recognised as one of the most backward Districts of India. (more…)

Assessing the Menstrual Health of Tribal Adolescent Girls in Gujarat

Through this Research Brief, we seek to provide a holistic view of the problems faced by tribal adolescent girls during their menstruation and further investigate the causes related to their higher vulnerability towards encountering Reproductive and Urinary Tract Infections. The Report additionally reflects on the impact of societal norms and community attitudes towards menstruation and their adverse effect on the health of tribal adolescent girls. (more…)

Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

As a part of The Right to Menstrual Health Project, a training cum sensitization Workshop was conducted for the male and female students of Gujarat National Law University on the subject of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India.

The session focused on addressing the context of sexual and gender identities, roles, orientations, behaviors and attitudes that affect and impact our young population’s sexual and reproductive well being. It also equipped the students with the skills to understand and further impart comprehensive sexuality education. (more…)

Managing Menstrual Health in India: An Overview

The lack of understanding and knowledge of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in India perpetuates myths and has propagated a culture of ignorance on the subject of menstrual health and well being. In an attempt to educate and raise awareness amongst young men and women on the challenges associated with menstruation and menstrual health, this Report presents an elaborate overview on the same, so that Right to Menstrual Health can be acknowledged as a legitimate public policy issue. (more…)

Workshop on Menstrual Health Education and Training Session

We conducted a workshop for the female students of Gujarat National Law University,  as a part of The Right to Menstrual Health Project. The session focused on imparting skill training for conducting Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) sessions for underprivileged adolescent girls.

During the session, the trainees were also acquainted with the policy issues and the grassroots reality associated with period poverty in India. Having learnt effective and suitable approaches to address the issue of menstruation and all its aspects, they will now assist us in the field and conduct training sessions for adolescent girls in the villages of Gujarat. (more…)

A Study on the Sexual and Reproductive Well Being in India

India’s Sexual & Reproductive Health, Well Being and Rights are yet to be addressed in a manner that fulfils the country’s international obligations. But what are these “International Obligations”? What are Sexual and Reproductive Rights? Why heed Sexual and Reproductive Health? What is the status of India’s Sexual and Reproductive Well Being? And most importantly, why is it imperative to address our Sexual and Reproductive Well Being? This Document answers all these questions and more.  (more…)