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…)

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…)

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…)