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This year for Menstrual Hygiene Day, Dasra in collaboration with Menstrual Health Alliance India (MHAI) partners (Development Solutions, WASH United, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, WaterAid India and Zariya) held a one day consultation entitled, Pushing the Boundaries on the MHM Dialogue’18 | Informing Action for Scale  on 31st May 2018 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Sikun […]

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GOOD BLOOD BAD BLOOD: ...

A Brief History of (Bodo) Time One of the most volatile regions in all of India, Bodoland Territorial Area Districts or BTAD has seen sporadic uprisings and insurgencies for many years. The Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT) led an intense campaign, seeking territorial autonomy and a 50-50 division of Assam. Eventually, in 2003, the Assamese government […]

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OVER A HOT CUPPA: Mens...

Photo courtesy: Rudrani Ghosh Photography What’s been brewing. Tea is a predominant source of the Assamese economy, and women are to thank for it. Tea picking is a meticulous task, conducted over long hours in various weather conditions, with heavy baskets slung over the back. As this job rests mainly in the hands of women, […]

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Kolkata: Pad making wi...

Can we use a needle and a few strands of thread to include adolescent boys in period talk? At first the older girls said, “Didi ask the boys to leave. They will tell everyone what’s happening here and taunt us in the basti.” This was the reaction we got when we told the older girls […]

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Celebrating Internatio...

Girls CAN! Girls can drive change and help build a better future for all. Yet, most girls face disadvantage and discrimination on a daily basis. Menstrual taboos, lack of access to toilets, affordable menstrual hygiene products are some reasons which prevent girls from achieving their full potential and is often a reason for absenteeism and […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Day ...

Place: Tezpur, Assam Sikun Relief Foundation has been working with the district administration of Sonitpur, one of the largest districts in  Assam, on behaviour change& menstrual hygiene programmes. We held workshop on menstrual hygiene with Sonitpur District Administration at Mission Chariali Government Girl’s High School. This was the first major event involving the district on […]

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Sonitpur Swacchata Mel...

Melas or fairs are an integral part of Assamese culture and tradition. Most of us in Assam have heard about the Ambabuchi Mela or Jonbil Mela, but what about a Swachhata Mela, (a fair for cleanliness)? On 15th March, 2017 Sonitpur, one of the largest districts in Assam, witnessed the first ever Swachhata Mela which […]

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