I, Farheen Naaz, founder of Delhi-based not for profit organisation WeTheChange, work towards creating awareness and knowledge about menstrual health among menstruators, and open conversations with the male population. The objective of the organization is to break taboos that surround menstruation. We aim to normalize period talk among not only adolescent girls, but among families of the girls as well. By including men and boys in the family, we aim to create a comfortable and safe space for menstruators.
Unfortunately, many women still use cotton rags, ash, and other unsanitary options during their periods. We work extensively in rural areas around Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab as well as in urban slums. At the peak of both COVID-19 waves that hit the country, we were working on the ground with our partners at Purani Dilli Walon Ki Baatein, a leading non-profit organisation to distribute ration kits. We conducted a ration distribution drive at SPID, Uttam Nagar for a community of transgenders and sex workers.
Currently, we are working on distributing ration kits to families in urban slums in and around Delhi NCR. Each ration kit would also include a Menstrual Hygiene Kit. So far we have been able to procure 50 Kits but we need donations for more Kits to sustain a regular supply to the women from communities like Adivasis, SC, ST, Transgenders, Sex Workers, LGBTQIA+, and other vulnerable sections. We need your generous support in our endeavor to do so. You can either donate Menstrual Kits or contribute in cash so that we are able to help more girls and women from socially and economically backward sections of the society.
We need your support in our endeavor. Let’s come together and fight this battle of survival. We are nothing without each other. This compassionate call is your chance to contribute to the relief of the affected. Donate today to make the lives of menstruators struggling with basic menstrual hygiene facilities at this darkest hour.
This campaign is by Farheen Naaz, founder, We The Change, India in association with Purani Dilli Walo Ki Baatein & Tareekh, Art & Culture Trust (TACT), with an extensive network of a core team and on-ground volunteers. It intends to reach out to menstruators from marginalised communities to support them with basic menstrual hygiene kits.
All expenditures and lists of beneficiaries will be posted transparently.
Tracking the record:
We are maintaining the record of each beneficiary with all the necessary details, to ensure that the help reaches the right person.
We get a declaration form signed by the beneficiary along with their AADHAR card details, to avoid duplicity.
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Our other campaigns in media:
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- Citizens, NGOs reach out to the needy with food, rations
- Rocknaama’s Shaheen Salmani holds online gig to help raise funds for daily wage workers and migrant labourers
- Want to Help Daily Wage Workers? City-Wise Helplines to Get Them Food, Essentials
- This Eid, Old Delhi plans to support Kerala
Our previous campaign links:
- Daily-wage workers are the worst affected due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Make a contribution
- Support 100 Underprivileged students in their University Education
- Help 100 Children To Complete Their Sports Training For A Year
All the financial management and transparency are supervised by Delhi Youth Welfare Association (DYWA), established 1990 in Old Delhi. The team scrutinizes all the hindrances that were accountable for the low standard of education in the Walled City and started working on eradication of such deterrents for students.
The fundamental aim of this organization is to improve the educational values/standards of the historical Walled City. It is engaged in the promotion of the education and social development and upliftment of the people belonging to lower-income groups, irrespective of sex, creed, religion, caste, or class.
DYWA takes several sincere steps to sensitize and enlighten the masses towards the significance of education not only to equip the underprivileged sections of the society but also to provide wings to unleash their potential. Our association has adopted 15 children and has financed their studies completely so that financial crunch is not a hindrance to their achieving their goals. As part of its customary practice, DYWA distributes free course material, provides coaching and educational assistance, facilitates the students to opt for the best career option by providing career counselling sessions, and also provides constant motivation and encouragement to the children.
Delhi Youth Welfare Association
1336, Pahadi Imli, Churi Walan, Jama Masjid, Delhi -110006
Contact: 7703 967 174
"If we survive, we survive together. If we perish, we perish together."
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