The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General’s recent remarks on COVID-19 emphasized that “All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights”. When health systems are overwhelmed, we need to make difficult decisions to balance the demands of responding directly to COVID-19, while simultaneously engaging … Continue reading Corona Archives: Hidden-Pockets Collective
In an imaginary world, every menstruators dream of pausing their periods at least once. But, menstruation doesn't stop for anyone. It continues its visits every month even during the lockdown! Hidden-Pockets Collective launched a month-long campaign on May/2020 to create awareness about Menstrual Health Management (MHM) during a crisis. It is an unnoticed global trend … Continue reading #BleedingPaused
Abortion is Care Every day, a minimum of 10 young women in Karnataka is looking for help to have an abortion. These women have limited information on where or how to access the services that can help them. They also have limited awareness of their sexual and reproductive health. Studies have found that unsafe abortions … Continue reading Abortion is Care
This International Women's Health Day on May28, we at Hidden Pockets, talking about Women's Health. We are specifically focussing on reproductive health. Also look at some of the images we have about our bodies and the organs inside.
Quite often you hear of a place and even without going there your heart tells you in an instant that you are going to be welcomed there. As a young girl from Rajkot (A small city in Gujarat), I had just finished my schooling and first came to Chennai to pursue my college education. I … Continue reading Chennai Namma Ooru: Reflections of a thankful heart #makeyourcityinclusive
Mental health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. This Mental Health Day 10th October, 2017, we at Hidden … Continue reading Mental Health Day in WorkSpaces: Do you need a BLOODY break?
The 16 Days of ActivismAgainst Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December happens every year and this year the theme of the campaign is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls. Millions have shared the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment and … Continue reading #PutARingOnIt : Contraception Options