Women's Health Book in Tamil for Village Women



This project is to raise the final funding needed to print and distribute 1,000 copies of Hesperian's "Where Women Have No Doctor" in Tamil. This book will empower health workers and other educated women in Tamilnadu with current health information to treat and prevent common health problems experienced by women, especially in remote areas. Adaiyaalam, a non-profit publishing group established in 1998, focuses on women, the down-trodden, the environment and rural health issues.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Tamil women are shy and not very forthcoming with their health problems. Our community has a patriarchal mindset and women are looked down upon. Speaking about intimate health issues by women is taboo and women have no say in their reproductive choices. Female infanticide and foeticide are rampant in various parts of Tamilnadu. Women prefers to have women doctors but there are very few of them especially in rural areas. Most care comes from village health workers.

How will this project solve this problem?

Hesperian's "Where Women Have No Doctor" in Tamil will empower health workers and other educated women with current health information. Books will be distributed through NGO networks, door to door campaigns in rural and urban areas, book fairs, libraries and through women self help groups. 1,000 books will be printed at a cost of $4.80 each.

Potential Long Term Impact

1) Empowering Tamil women with health knowledge. 2) Educating Tami women about their right to control their bodies. 3) A healthier future for women and girls.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $197

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $197 .  The original project funding goal was $4,800.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Lizzie LaCroix

Berkeley, CA United States

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Map of Women's Health Book in Tamil for Village Women
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