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Scientifically right method to dispose off used Sanitary Napkin is plausible! 03 Jan

Scientifically right method to dispose off used Sanitary Napkin is plausible!

Under total Sanitation Campaign , ‘Menstrual Hygiene’ is one of the components. In a woman’s life on an average 1750 days are spent by a woman during menstruation. Present Unhygienic disposal practices: 1) Disposal with Domestic waste 2) Sewerage line/Nalas in Basti 3) Disposal on the roads 4) Disposal in the toilets Impact of these…

Women’s Public Toilets Hygiene 03 Jan

Women’s Public Toilets Hygiene

KERALA : Stree Chetana in Kerala did a survey of status of Public Toilets in Kerala and demanded that the City Corporation provide better public toilets in the city. Women, outside their homes, go to restaurants not just to eat or drink but also to use the toilets. The major reason for this the inadequate…

Emergency Contraceptive Pills 03 Jan

Emergency Contraceptive Pills

A survey conducted by Bharatiya Stree Shakti shows that 90% of the young girls and women don’t know much about safe sex and safe sex practices. In this survey, more than 80% of young girls confessed ignorance about the dangerous side effects of Emergency Contraceptive pills. More than 90% of women expressed that these advertisements…

Women’s Reservation Bill 03 Jan

Women’s Reservation Bill

Size does matter  Medha Nanivadekar Times of India August 2, 2011 (Excerpt) The poorest MP-to-people ratio and a very low percentage of women in Parliament together pose a serious challenge to the legitimacy of Indian democracy. We can resolve both issues simply by linking them. Percentage of women in Parliament is a major indicator in…

Sexual Harassment at the Workplace 03 Jan

Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

Women in our study report the experience of a range of behaviours — while leading forms of harassment are verbal or psychological, disturbing numbers of women report such harassment as unwanted touch, and sexual gestures and exhibitionism. Experiences of sexual harassment reflect, by and large, power imbalances that make younger women and those in subordinate…

Men say No to violence 03 Jan

Men say No to violence

In domestic violence against women, men are either directly involved in crime or are connected as brother or father or any relative of victim woman. In social violence they are in active role or passive viewers. The campaign Men say no to violence was an awareness programme for men and an appeal to them to…

Domestic Violence 03 Jan

Domestic Violence

BSS belives that Domestic Violence is any form of Physical, Sexual and/ or Emotional Abuse experienced by Women from any age, socio economic, educational, occupational, religious and racial groups. It is a systematic way of maintaining power and control over women. Domestic Violence is a result of and is perpetuated by the patriarchal society we…

Child Sexual Abuse 03 Jan

Child Sexual Abuse

One in three girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused at some point in their childhood, according to most reliable studies of child sexual abuse. Most often child sexual abuse is a gradual process and not a single event. By learning the early warning signs and how to effectively step in and speak…

Anti-Female Foeticide 03 Jan

Anti-Female Foeticide

The Census 2001 indicates that while there is an increase in the overall sex ratio of the country (927 females per 1000 males in 1991 to 933 females per 1000 males in 2001), the child sex ratio (in the 0-6 age group) has shown a decline in almost all the States as compared to the…

Safety of Women 03 Jan

Safety of Women

“Sixteen Days of Awakening Drive for Safety of Women” by Bharatiya Stree Shakti Jagaran (BSSJ) Pune. BSSJ Pune had organized a sixteen days awakening drive on presently relevant, important issue of women’s safety from 25th Nov. 2015 (White Ribbon Day & International Day for Elimination of Violence against women) to 10th Dec. 2015 (Human Right…