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…)

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…)

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…)

The Right to Menstrual Health Project Session at Adalaj Village, Gujarat

We conducted our second session at the Government Girls’ School in Adalaj Village, Gujarat under The Right to Menstrual Health Project. The session entailed a workshop with the girls of 7th Standard, wherein apart from discussing the biological aspect of menstruation, they were also familiarised with the necessary nutrition and hygiene requirement during ones menstrual cycle. The session also focussed on conveying the importance of a healthy and regular period, while concurrently acknowledging, and dispelling myths and superstitions related to periods in rural India. (more…)

The Right to Menstrual Health Project Session at Adalaj Village, Gujarat

We conducted the first menstrual health management awareness-cum-training session at Adalaj Village in Gujarat, as a part of The Right to Menstrual Health Project, along with The Legal Services Committee (under the aegis of the Center for Law and Society) of the Gujarat National Law University. We engaged with the 6th grade students of the Government Girls’ School at the village. In addition to distributing sanitary pads to the class, the workshop focused on the point of menstrual health, hygiene, nutrition along with discussing the biological and psycho-social aspects related to menstruation. (more…)

The Right to Menstrual Health Project: Learnings at a Teach For India Classroom

As part of our Right to Menstrual Health Project, we recently visited a TFI school in New Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area. Based on our conversations with the VII grade girls of the said Government Senior Secondary School, we realised that there exists a major gap in the knowledge dissemination process vis-a-vis the requisite learning standards in such classrooms, especially with respect to menstrual, sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls. (more…)