WORKSHOPS

Menstrual Hygiene

Objective: To study the Knowledge, attitude and practices of menstrual hygiene in school students.

Inclusion criteria: School girls who have attained puberty and are potential carriers and transmitters of efficient knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene. School girls who are about to face the challenges posed during menses and have not yet started menstruating, with the aim of better preparing them for future. (pre pubertal girls)

Exclusion criteria: School children up to 10 yrs. of age & boys of all age groups. However, in due course of time they will need to be briefed about menstruation in-order to ensure a comfortable environment and equal right to enjoy life for women and girls in future.

 ‘Women should keep themselves hygienically well to meet challenges of womanhood.’

The theme behind the workshop organized for promoting Menstrual Hygiene and sanitation among women living in urban slums.The objective of conducting the workshop is to uplift the daily lifestyle of women living in urban slums and inclusion of women living in slums to understand the importance of menstrual hygiene and sanitation in everyday life.

As the difference is always maintained with the hygiene practices of educated and uneducated women this workshop has helped women living in slums getting knowledge about health and sanitation. Usually, most women seek information from their peers who also don’t have much knowledge about the same. Lack of proper sanitary facilities is a major hindrance girls from going to schools and work.

Majorly educated women use sanitary napkins, whereas uneducated women living in slums use cloth. Further, most of them have no idea about sanitary napkins and ways to dispose them. Further taboo associated with this and silence on this issue creates a major need to address this important issue.

To motivate girls towards ensuring better menstrual hygiene and enhancing the status women, chairperson of NIDHI FOUNDATION Mrs. Nidhi Sharma has distributed free sanitary napkins in this workshop.

Sexual Abuse Awareness Workshop

Child sexual abuse can have enduring consequences for those it affects. The adverse consequences of child sexual abuse can include acute feelings of betrayal, powerlessness, stigmatisation, guilt and traumatic sexualisation, as well as difficulties forming and maintaining relationships, mental health-related problems resulting from trauma and physical health problems.

Given the public’s growing concern about keeping children safe from all forms of child sexual abuse, this report is a call for increased action to prevent child sexual abuse before it occurs. Our aim is to provide recommendations and evidence about how to prevent child sexual abuse before it occurs. We do the same through community mobilisation and conducting preventive workshops for young girls in the communities.

WASH

Inadequacies in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene (known collectively as WASH), are responsible for a huge number of health problems throughout the developing world.

Today, a significant proportion of the world’s population are without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities. Improvements in WASH, therefore, have the potential to reduce the rates of some of the leading worldwide causes of suffering.

There is no doubt that the provision of satisfactory WASH to the developing world would significantly improve living standards and health, as it has done historically in today’s developed countries. Towards the same various initiatives have been taken by Nidhi Foundation to raise awareness regarding the importance of clean drinking water, handwash and maintaining hygiene in its area of intervention.