Round-table discussion on appropriate disposal technique of menstrual waste
On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), Aaina in collaboration with Water Aid, National Alliance of Women (NAWO and Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) had conducted a round-table consultation on appropriate disposal technique of menstrual waste involving experts and policy makers. The objective was to bring some clear policy recommendations for the state government in this regard.
15 children with disabilities get academic support through Bridge Centers
Aaina is operating 2 school based bridge centers at Nilachakra Nagar Primary School and Chandrasekharpur primary School in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, for children with disabilities. These Bridge Centers are a step towards need based extra academic support for children with disabilities enrolled in government school. .
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Access to reproductive health care by women lags behind but situation is worse when it comes to girls and women with disabilities. Family itself considers unnecessary to educate their daughters about menstrual health and hygiene.
International domestic workers day
On June 16 Aaina observed International domestic workers day at, Surada, Ganjam where 75 women leaders attended the program. The objective was to create visibility of vital role of women as domestic workers not only for the family but also as contributors in the economy.
Pre decision and pre departure training
Aaina in support with GAATW organized training for potential adolescent female migrants. The objective of the training was to sensitize and empower the identified potential adolescent girls who have decided to migrate to make informed decisions regarding migration and how to migrate safely for domestic work in and outside the state. The training also targeted domestic workers who had already worked in different parts of the country.
Launch of Ama Anubhuti- Annuak News Letter
“Ama Anubhuti” is an annual news letter published by AAINA with the support from GAATW. This news letter depicts the challenging but inspiring journeys of women domestic workers in Aaina’s operational area
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