MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

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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 … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

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Sejalben Case Study – July 2017

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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 … Continue reading Sejalben Case Study – July 2017

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COAL LABOURER

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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 … Continue reading COAL LABOURER

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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: A PATH TO SELF-RELIANCE

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Social awareness, Campaigning and Advocacy, Counselling and Legal aid; surely we do all of it. Of course we believe that raising awareness is the first step towards social empowerment. Income generation can only come later. However, our income generation wing has emerged beautifully over the years. If asked what is AWAG all about? Obviously the … Continue reading ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: A PATH TO SELF-RELIANCE

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SOCIAL TABOOS THAT STILL SHACKLE INDIAN WOMEN

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Social taboos have long been discussed and criticized, but sneakily continue to linger. Existing more commonly in economically underdeveloped countries and eastern nations like India, women are usually the worst victims of taboos. What is heartening is how the perspective is changing against taboos that have long impeded life for women. A walk down the … Continue reading SOCIAL TABOOS THAT STILL SHACKLE INDIAN WOMEN

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