The lack of constructive community dialogue in place proves to be the paramount reason behind the barrier in ensuring menstrual health. Giving menstrual health the precedence of a medical concern may prove to be a more tactical approach to the problem. However, in order to do so there is a pressing need for a safe space to be created for it to be socially addressed. This social mobilization may occur through interpersonal communication put in order by schools and communities which help girls in accepting menstruation as a natural process. (more…)
As a part of The Right to Menstrual Health Project, we conducted a Menstrual Health Management (MHM) sensitization and skill training workshop with the male and female students of Gujarat National Law University. As this was the first of its kind engagement with men on the issue of menstruation and Read more…
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…)
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. This Policy Report presents an elaborate overview on the same, so that Right to Menstrual Health can be acknowledged Read more…
As a part of The Right to Menstrual Health Project, we conducted a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) session for girls of Class 7th and 8th at the Adalaj Village in Gujarat. Our team was joined by the students of Gujarat National Law University who were earlier trained by us in conducting such sessions for adolescent girls. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
When interventions and intersections are put under the scanner, potential problems and complexes seem in dire need of far reaching approaches and solutions. Understanding interventions, acknowledging multi-pronged challenges and seeking the mechanism for change at the Civic Architects (Call for Action: Right to Menstrual Health).
In a democracy, people and their well being is at the core of an exemplary public policy mechanism, which is why proactive mass action can determine the fate of the policies that the State formulates. It is thus crucial that people demand policies on existing realities that deserve carefully crafted Read more…