Strengthening Adolescent Girls with Sex Education

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Strengthening Adolescent Girls with Sex Education
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Strengthening Adolescent Girls with Sex Education

Project Report | Aug 23, 2022
Kolkata Sanved SRHR Report

By RAJYASHREE DATTA | Kolkata Sanved SRHR Report

Kolkata Sanved and Jeevika Development Society collaborated to conduct a Dance Movement Therapy based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Workshop over a period of six days at Joka, Kolkata in West Bengal, India. 6 sessions were conducted from 10th June to 17th June 2022. The participants were 20 adolescent girls aged 14 to 17 years from remote villages in and around South 24 Parganas.

Objectives :

 -Creating body awareness among participants and helping them understand their own body 

-Helping participants understand the difference between sex and gender and gender stressors at present and during the lifespan.
-Helping participants understand the menstrual cycle and reproduction 
-Helping participants understand safe unsafe relationships and helping them identify safe space
The group had great enthusiasm for attending the sessions. They were able to follow instructions while doing the movements. As the girls come from remote villages of South 24 Parganas in the state of West Bengal, they shared that all of them have some restrictions or the other at home like the pressure of getting married, and resistance towards education but they are still trying to complete their schooling in spite of the resistance. They were also quite interested in learning about Dance Movement Therapy in detail and based on the practitioner's feedback these girls can be introduced to TOT (Training of Trainers) which helps us in reaching out to more adolescent girls from in and around their villages in South 24 Parganas in West Bengal.  
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Kolkata Sanved and IPER (Institute of Psychological and Educational Research) has collaborated to conduct a Dance Movement Therapy based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Workshop over a period of six months between 1st July 2022 to 31st January 2023 at P- 39/1 Prince Anwar Shah Road, CIT Scheme 114 A in Kolkata, India. The participants are adolescent girls from 12-16 years of age who visit the IPER open shelter home. 3 sessions have been conducted with 12 girls including a needs assessment to assess their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive abilities along with covering topics of body awareness, learning about one's body, sex, and gender studies. Through the sessions, the participants learned the right names of all the body parts including the private body parts. The sessions also helped the participants to improve their concentration post the movement activities and made them energetic. It has also helped in improving peer bonding among the participants. The participants were responsive and showed enthusiasm.
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Location: KOLKATA, West Bengal - India
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Project Leader:
Sohini Chakraborty
KOLKATA , West Bengal India
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