VOICES FROM THE FIELD

Menstrual health and sanitation in India is a huge problem. 88% of women and girls do not have access to sanitary pads. 23% of adolescent girls drop out of school when they start menstruating and 85% of them are left housebound. Due to lack of awareness and affordability women used sand, ash, rags or dirty […]

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A TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER ON MOTHER’S DAY

I still remember that afternoon when the sun was out there, blistering with all its might. I was 10 years old and celebrating the summer vacation with my younger brother. Both my brother and I had kept our fingers crossed for it to rain and it was as if God was being extremely kind to […]

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TOWARDS A FRESH AND HEALTHY PERIOD

The country whose Bollywood movies now revolve on sanitary napkins, is expected to attain tremendous progress in terms of hygiene and sanitation. Lakshmi, a newly married welder who causes a stir in his East Indian village tries to revolutionize the manufacturing of sanitary napkins for women. But the sad fact is that even movies like […]

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COAL LABOURER

COAL LABOURERS’ UNION: A GLANCE AT AWAG’S PAST INTERVENTIONS AWAG’s objective has always been to take women’s issues beyond the individual level. With this in mind in 1993, AWAG initiated work with the coal labourers. The idea was to organise them into a union through which they could demand appropriate wages and basic facilities at […]

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Sejalben Case Study – July 2017

A CASE PRESENTATION: WOMEN’S MENSTRUAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND SANITATION PROJECT IN PATAN, GUJARAT “I am Sejalben from Village Anavada, Dist Patan, Gujarat. I am 26 years old and am working as an ASHA worker in the village since the last 2 years. I had participated in the menstrual health and sanitation meeting organized by AWAG […]

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MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

With the World Mental Health Day, just gone on October 10, it is important to understand that Mental Illness is still highly stigmatized, especially in the country like India. This year’s World Mental Health Day’s theme was ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. A huge chunk of India’s working class undergoes some sort of psychological distress […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE

Despite the fact that the Government has declared the ‘Anti-Sexual Harassment Act’ to be mandatory, harassment of women at their workplaces has not reduced. As per the survey done by Indian National Bar Association (INBA), out of 6,047 participants (both male and female), 38% confessed to have been a victim of sexual harassment at the […]

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