DiscoverThe Feminifesto PodcastEpisode 25 - Urmila Chanam
Episode 25 - Urmila Chanam

Episode 25 - Urmila Chanam

Update: 2019-09-051
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In this episode, Kirthi and Vaishnavi speak to Urmila Chanam, a menstrual hygiene and women’s rights activist and Founder & CEO of Breaking the Silence Worldwide Foundation, an NGO working on ending myths and taboos around menstruation that act as barriers for adolescent girls and women preventing them to achieve good health, education, aspirations and dignity with special emphasis on villages. Functional in across India including north- eastern states affected by armed conflict, Manipur and Assam and expanding to Africa and Asia, the biggest impact of her work is the transition of girls and women from ‘shame to pride’, training 12,000 individuals since 2014 on menstrual hygiene management in geographies hard to reach or isolated, developing menstruation champions among women and men , working with men to change social norms around menstruation through an annual bullet bike rally called Men Take Lead Ride on 28 th May, the International Menstrual Hygiene Day, shifting the paradigm for a variety of stakeholders within the community, Government of India , civil society and media, and positioning menstrual hygiene management as a cause needing attention in policy and practice globally.
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Episode 25 - Urmila Chanam

Episode 25 - Urmila Chanam