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…)
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…)
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…)
Although an economically prosperous State of India, Gujarat has always lagged behind on the social development indices.
This document provides an overview of the sexual and reproductive health in the State and how its policies are faring on the Sustainable Development Index of the United Nations (Agenda 2030) in relation to Good Health and Well Being. (more…)
To increase youth engagement in the policy making process, The Policy Troupe transcended the length and breadth of Almora, Uttarakhand, and was exposed to real people and problems through interrogations, observations and interactions.
Amidst the picturesque landscape of Almora, lies the widely prevalent complexity of extending education for livelihood, more so, when mountains prove to be one of the most difficult terrains with limited sources of income and very few viable employment opportunities. In this regard, finding long lasting solutions to resolve the following issues, is the need of the hour: (more…)
How can Public Policy be explained in simple terms? How to move beyond definitions and understand the real impact of Public Policy? What does it mean? Why is it relevant? If you wish to understand Public Policy the way you would explain it to a layman, we have done just that for you. In this interactive document, we have explained Public Policy through a variety of examples so that everyone can understand Public Policy in ‘real terms’. So what is Public Policy? Find out now! (more…)
What is public policy? How is public policy defined? Who are the various stakeholders involved? What role does Civil Society play? Are there any theories involved? Is it for the experts alone to initiate a career in policy? For those of you, who think that Public Policy is a niche Read more…