The status of health in women in Punjab remains poor by many standards. Due to socio-cultural gender bias; women and girls unequivocally face the greatest challenges that are barriers to good health and wellbeing. Like many states in India, even the natural life occurrences such as menarche (onset of the menstruation cycle) become a growth hurdle for more than 50% of Punjab's young women and girls.
Along with other socio-cultural factors, the taboos about menstruation impact girls' and women's emotional state, lifestyle, and most importantly, health. A lot of girls drop out of school with the onset of menstruation, diminishing their potential as individuals and as a part of the community.
With a primary focus on awareness and education, our Women's health initiative is an instrument to create awareness among women - through knowledge building, financial independence, and an improved sense of decision-making – breaking the transgenerational cycle of bias.
Comprehensive solutions that span from health checkups to awareness workshops to creating self-sufficiency among the local group that in-turn helps and caters to all women within and across communities.
Organize community-based health campaigns on biological facts, good hygiene practices and holistic health across all age groups.
Ensure access to women’s hygiene related information and products. facilitating community women-run, managed micro ventures for women's health.
Through SHGs involve and train - enable women to take up earner role in the households, in-turn bolstering independent decision-making.
Informed women and girls, that take charge of their health and support women’s wellbeing across communities.
Promoting economic growth through the creation of rural women alliances that in-turn encourage and empower members with support, education, and finances.
Encouraging organic farming for farmers to build new skills and economic sustainability while improving population health outcomes, and enhanced fertility and resilience of the land.
Restoring Punjab’s ecological balance through plantation drives and afforestation with indigenous plant species.
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