Sep 19, 2020

AWARENESS MEETINGS ON HEALTH AND MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

AWARENESS MEETINGS ON HEALTH AND MENSTRUAL HYGIENE 

In order to spread awareness for improving their nutritional and health status, AWAG conducted meetings for women and adolescent girls. The participants were equipped with information on health, family welfare and menstrual hygiene. 

The content of these meetings focused on ......

  • Introduction about AWAG
  • Anatomy of female reproductive organs
  • Changes during puberty and adolescence
  • Process of menstruation
  • Care and Problems related to menstruation
  • To strictly use pills to regulate menstruation only under medical supervision
  • Hygienic practices to adopt so as to prevent the occurrence of reproductive ailments  
  • Overcoming superstitious beliefs that adversely affect their health and wellbeing
  • Benefits of using sanitary napkins
  • Distribution of sanitary napkins 

Through dialogue & discussion, a large number of myths and problems of adolescent girls regarding menstrual health and hygiene were demystified by the facilitating team of AWAG. Sanitary napkins were also distributed to all the participating women/girls. 

The overall response of the meetings conducted was overwhelming. All the participants stated that they were happy to have gained some new knowledge. A number of them shared their concerns even after the workshop.

THANK YOU!

 

Sep 14, 2020

PROJECT UPDATE

PROJECT UPDATE

The project aims at mitigating the issue of child sexual abuse by undertaking awareness meetings/gatherings with youth and school children in the work areas of AWAG in rural and urban areas of Gujarat. 

However, with the schools being closed due to Covid-19 lockdown the meetings were conducted with community children at AWAG’s Centre at Bapunagar, Gujarat.

Thus, awareness building on the issue of Child Sexual Abuse was addressed through meetings whereby children were enlightened on the issue of ‘Safe Touch and Unsafe Touch’ through the story of Komal developed by CHILDLINE.   

A total of eight meetings that covered 85 children from AWAG's work area in Ahmedabad Gujarat, were undertaken in small groups of 10-12 participants with strict adherence to government norms of social distancing, sanitation and wearing of face masks.

The details of the meetings undertaken are outlined below: 

  • D-20 Davakhana, Bapunagar = 11 children
  • Sanjaynagar Chapra = 13 children
  • Garib Nagar, Bapunagar = 9 children
  • Vrundavan Flats, Bapunagar = 10 children
  • Morarji Chowk = 9 children
  • Gujarat Housing Board Bapunagar = 12 children
  • Juni Chali Bapunagar = 11 children
  • Rangvali Chali = 10 children 

THANK YOU!! 

Sep 11, 2020

NEXT STEPS Pattern Making and Designer Dresses

NEXT STEPS…Pattern Making and Designer Dresses

The victims of domestic violence are offered skill training to meet their economic needs. They acquire skills and upgrade their learning to a high level and then start working to generate an income. Most women get absorbed into tailoring/stitching at the organization's Production Centre at Bapunagar. The rest undertake other activities.

During the period, women were provided skill development training on PATTERN MAKING as per the planned module. Most of them are absorbed for work at AWAG's production centre.

Some women liaison with readymade garment traders in the local market & also take on personal sewing orders. Their earnings help provide nutritious food and quality education to their children. The economic self-reliance helps women attain confidence & courage to lead their lives.

THANK YOU!!

 
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