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An envoy and skilled facilitator beneath Eco Femme (a social enterprise working in the direction of menstrual well being in south India), Sanjina can be an lively member of the MHM Collective- India and Menstrual Well being Alliance- India. She has carried out Menstrual Well being classes in a number of authorities faculties adopted by Rotary District 3240 as a part of their WinS venture in rural Bengal. She has additionally delivered coaching of trainers on SRHR, gender, sexuality and Menstruation for Tomorrow’s Basis, Vikramshila Schooling Useful resource Society, Nirdhan belief and Micro Finance, Tollygunj Girls In Want, Paint It Purple in Kolkata.

Now as an MH Fellow with YKA, she’s increasing her spectacular scope of labor additional by launching a marketing campaign to facilitate the method of guaranteeing higher menstrual well being and SRH providers for girls residing in correctional houses in West Bengal. The marketing campaign will entail an impartial examine to take stalk of the current situations of MHM in correctional houses throughout the state and use its findings to construct public help and political will to take the mandatory motion.

Saurabh has been related to YKA as a consumer and has constantly been writing on the difficulty MHM and its intersectionality with different points within the society. Now as an MHM Fellow with YKA, he’s launched the Proper to Interval marketing campaign, which goals to make sure correct execution of MHM tips in Delhi’s faculties.

The long-term intention of the marketing campaign is to develop an open tradition the place menstruation isn’t handled as a taboo. The marketing campaign additionally seeks to carry the faculties accountable for his or her obligations as an essential element within the implementation of MHM insurance policies by making ample sanitation infrastructure and data of MHM accessible at school premises.

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Harshita is a psychologist and works to help folks with psychological well being points, significantly adolescents who’re survivors of violence. Related to the Azadi Basis in UP, Harshita grew to become an MHM Fellow with YKA, with the intention of selling higher menstrual well being.

Her marketing campaign #MeriMarzi goals to advertise menstrual well being and wellness, hygiene and amenities for feminine intercourse staff in UP. She says, “Information about pure physique processes is a really fundamental human proper. And for people whose occupation is offering sexual providers, it turns into much more essential.”

Meri Marzi goals to make sure sensitised, non-discriminatory well being staff for the wants of feminine intercourse staff within the Suraksha Clinics beneath the UPSACS (Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Management Society) program by creating extra dialogues and garnering public help for the reason for intercourse staff’ menstrual rights. The marketing campaign may even guarantee interventions with intercourse staff to clear misconceptions round total hygiene administration to make sure that outcomes stream each methods.

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MH Fellow Sabna comes with vital expertise working with a variety of improvement points. A co-founder of Undertaking Sakhi Saheli, which goals to fight interval poverty and break menstrual taboos, Sabna has, prior to now, labored on the difficulty of menstruation in city slums of Delhi with ladies and adolescent ladies. She and her staff additionally launched MenstraBook, with menstrastories and organised Menstra Tlk within the Delhi College of Social Work to create extra conversations on menstruation.

With YKA MHM Fellow Vineet, Sabna launched Menstratalk, a marketing campaign that goals to place an finish to interval poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society. As a begin, the marketing campaign goals to start conversations on menstrual well being with 5 hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi by offline platforms, and thru this neighborhood mobilise help to create Interval Pleasant Establishments out of instructional institutes within the metropolis.

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A pupil from Delhi College of Social work, Vineet is part of Undertaking Sakhi Saheli, an initiative by the scholars of Delhi faculty of Social Work to create consciousness on Menstrual Well being and fight Interval Poverty. Together with MHM Motion Fellow Sabna, Vineet launched Menstratalk, a marketing campaign that goals to place an finish to interval poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society.

As a begin, the marketing campaign goals to start conversations on menstrual well being with 5 hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi by offline platforms, and thru this neighborhood mobilise help to create Interval Pleasant Establishments out of instructional institutes within the metropolis.

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A local of Bhagalpur district – Bihar, Shalini Jha believes in equal rights for all genders and desires to work for a gender-equal and simply society. Up to now she’s had a year-long affiliation as a neighborhood chief with Haiyya: Organise for Motion’s Well being Over Stigma marketing campaign. She’s pursuing a Grasp’s in Literature with Ambedkar College, Delhi and as an MHM Fellow with YKA, just lately launched ‘Undertaking अल्हड़ (Alharh)’.

She says, “Bihar is ranked the bottom in India’s SDG Index 2019 for India. Hygienic and comfy menstruation is a fundamental human proper and sustainable improvement can’t be ensured if menstruators are disadvantaged of their fundamental rights.” Undertaking अल्हड़ (Alharh) goals to create a sturdy sensitised neighborhood in Bhagalpur to collectively unfold consciousness, break the taboo, debunk myths and provoke fearless conversations round menstruation. The marketing campaign goals to achieve no less than 6000 adolescent ladies from authorities and personal faculties in Baghalpur district in 2020.

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A psychologist and co-founder of a psychological well being NGO referred to as Customise Cognition, Ritika forayed into the area of menstrual well being and hygiene, sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights and gender equality as an MHM Fellow with YKA. She says, “The expertise of engaged on MHM/SRHR and gender equality has been an enriching and eye-opening expertise. I’ve realized what’s beneath the floor of the difficulty, be it consciousness, lack of sources or disregard for trans males, who additionally menstruate.”

The Transmen-ses marketing campaign goals to deal with the difficulty of silence and disrespect for trans males’s menstruation wants, by mobilising gender delicate well being professionals and gender impartial restrooms in Lucknow.

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A Pc Science engineer by schooling, Nitisha began her profession within the company sector, earlier than realising she needed to work within the improvement and social justice area. Since then, she has labored with Train For India and Care India and is from the founding batch of Indian College of Improvement Administration (ISDM), a one in every of its type organisation creating leaders for the event sector by its experiential studying submit graduate program.

As a Youth Ki Awaaz Menstrual Well being Fellow, Nitisha has began Let’s Speak Interval, a marketing campaign to mobilise younger folks to change to sustainable interval merchandise. She says, “80 lakh ladies in Delhi use non-biodegradable sanitary merchandise, generate 3000 tonnes of menstrual waste, that takes 500-800 years to decompose; which in flip contributes to the well being problems with all menstruators, elevated burden of waste administration on the town and dangerous dwelling surroundings for all residents.

Let’s Speak Interval goals to vary this by

  • Mobilising younger folks between the age of 18-35 to turn into ‘Eco-Interval Champions’ by making the swap to a sustainable menstrual various and turning into advocates for the venture
  • All current and upcoming public establishments (pink bogs, washrooms, faculties, faculties, authorities places of work, authorities buildings) throughout East Delhi to have reasonably priced provisions for sustainable menstrual product choices

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A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Girls and Youngster Improvement in West Bengal for 3 months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the reason for menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Marketing campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene consciousness marketing campaign which is carried out by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos in terms of intervals and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar engaged on understanding physique and sexuality amongst tribal ladies, to fill the gaps in analysis round indigenous ladies and their tales. Srilekha has labored extensively on the grassroots stage with neighborhood based mostly organisations, by a number of advocacy initiatives round Gender, Psychological Well being, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Well being Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the past 6 years.

Srilekha has additionally contributed to sustainable livelihood initiatives and authorized help packages for survivors of intercourse trafficking. She has been conducting analysis based mostly packages on maternal well being, psychological well being, gender based mostly violence, intercourse and sexuality. Her curiosity lies in conducting workshops for younger folks on life expertise, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based school pupil pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha began the #BleedwithDignity marketing campaign on the know-how platform, demanding that the Authorities of Assam set up
biodegradable sanitary pad merchandising machines in all authorities faculties throughout the state. Her petition on has already gathered help from over 90000 folks and continues to develop.

Bidisha was chosen in’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run profitable on-line advocacy
campaigns, which have been broadly recognised. Via the #BleedwithDignity marketing campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by internet hosting a wall mural by collaborating with native organisations. The initiative was broadly coated by nationwide and native media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the occasion’s chief visitor Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Company (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

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