Ms. Sneha Mishra
Secretary, Aaina


Aaina Awarded Transparency Key for Voluntary Public Disclosures

Members of Internal Complaint Committee of aaina under provision of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013.

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Towards inclusion

State learning center Inauguration

On the occasion of Helen Keller day Aaina inaugurated a State Learning Center for persons and children with disability including deafblind and children with Multiple Sensory Impairment (MSI). The center is at Adarsh Vihar, Patia, Bhubaneswar. In Odisha this is the pioneer center for deafblind and children with MSI. Persons with disability can access service such as therapy, basic academic education and vocational training for adult person with disability. It is also envisaged to provide life time skills to people with disability. 
Aaina celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day with Pride

Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28) has been a day for Aaina to reinforce the view that there is no shame in the game and further knowledge and hygiene aspect of Menstruation. On the eve of Menstrual Hygiene Day a week long campaign was organized at district level in Ganjam where health workers along with adolescents, PRIs, and other stakeholders had come forward to show their solidarity towards the issue. Adolescent girls (Kishori Sathis) in collaboration with the VHND (village health & nutrition day), AWW centers campaigned on the theme of the year-“Education about Menstruation Changes Everything”.

Networking and Awareness

Organic farming: a way to sustainability for 30 rural women

Staff of Work in Freedom project with an objective of safe migration of women and alternative livelihood solutions for women in native regions discussed with potential migrant women from Gopalpursasan G.P organic farming for livelihood in their native village. Interaction with the women revealed that though the land of the village is fertile due to poor market linkage and huge amount of investment on hybrid seeds, pesticides and fertilizers, women cease to depend on farming as livelihood. Moreover, the middlemen took most of the profit.

Village women succeed in managing milk cooperative

After several meeting with women of Nuagaon village of Nugaon Panchayat women decided to join the milk cooperative. 22 women have joined SEWA in this village and 19 of them are bringing milk of the cows owned by them to the local depot that has been created through the SEWA/Aaina initiative. A depot was started earlier in this village but it did not succeed because there was no ground work done. Now that the team has worked with the women for the last three months and explained to them the meaning of coming together,

Towards Empowerment

Chocolate making training to persons with disability

Aaina organized a vocational training for person with disability and their parents on Chocolate Making on 10th July 2017 at state learning center, Bhubaneswar. In this training program 20 participants participated. Training was based on participative method and hands on practice. The training included chocolate making process, packaging, creativities, and marketing concept.

Young sisters bring health and Hygiene aboard 

Aaina has been actively engaged with group members of Kishori Balika through awareness meeting on personal & menstrual hygiene. Personal and menstrual hygiene covers the importance of better sanitation and its impact on reproductive health. Rigorous interaction with group members on health and hygiene put forward the hazardous results of open defecation such as its affect on health and on reproductive health;