In Spite of the challenges faced due to the
ongoing Pandemic, Kolkata Sanved was able to overcome the limitations and
conduct online sessions on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) with the Tribal adolescent girls from the backward remote
village in Jharkhand in India, in collaboration with Aahan Foundation, which
works closely with the Tribal community. 10 adolescent Tribal girls would come to the Community
center for their online SRHR sessions conducted in the month of June & July
(when the raging pandemic was under control), keeping all
covid protocols in mind.
The sessions focused on topics like body
awareness, learning about body parts, differences between gender and gender
stressors and also touched upon intersex and transgender issues. This was the 1st
time SRHR was conducted in online mode. The DMT practitioners faced several
challenges because of internet connectivity issues and power outages in the
village. However through improvisation like shifting to WhatsApp video calls,
home assignments etc the sessions were conducted successfully.
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