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…)
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…)
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. In an attempt to educate and raise awareness amongst young men and women on the challenges associated with menstruation 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…)
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 Read 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).