Urmila Chanam

Joined Jan 2010
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About Me

I am Founder/Director of Breaking the Silence Worldwide Foundation, an organization focussing on education on menstrual hygiene management, family planning and sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and women in India and globally. The most profound aspect of our effort is our outreach, focus on rural regions and marginalised communities, working in partnership with the government of India at different levels, building leadership, empowering youth and women, the use of technology/internet/digital skills to scale our experiences and learnings to a global and urban online community and working with boys and men. What has the impact of my work been like? I have been able to position menstrual hygiene, the harmful effect of myths, taboos and stigma around menstruation and shame around female bodies as an urgent social cause needing attention, policy and intervention since 2013 when I first began. Shakti (power) Women's Healing and Safety Center is my next dream intervention.

My Vision

A world where a girl child will be welcomed as a boy child with investment on her nutrition, health hygiene,education, safety and happiness.

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityEmpowering GirlsEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityGender-based ViolenceHuman Rights for WomenWomen and the EnvironmentWomen in LeadershipWomen in TechnologyWomen's Health

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Urmila Chanam commented on The Power of Girls Sep 29 Urmila Chanam loved The Power of Girls Sep 29 Urmila Chanam loved maseno church of christ maseno need support Sep 25 Urmila Chanam loved Faith Surgery Fee To Be Balanced Sep 25 Urmila Chanam loved An Encounter with Mr. Teryx Sep 21 Urmila Chanam commented on Orange Festival: Perfect Show of Government and People Camaraderie Sep 21 Urmila Chanam commented on The best revenge is to live a happy and successful life Sep 21 Urmila Chanam loved The Future of Security Is Here Sep 20 Urmila Chanam commented on ''I was sexually taken advantage of by a panelist in a national writers workshop'' -- writing fellow Sep 19 Urmila Chanam commented on Weaving the World Pulse Message into My Impact Story Sep 19 Urmila Chanam commented on A note to the girls, a young girl, a brave girl of twenty first century, whose mothers are working: and in triple shift Sep 19 Urmila Chanam loved A note to the girls, a young girl, a brave girl of twenty first century, whose mothers are working: and in triple shift Sep 19 Urmila Chanam loved ''I was sexually taken advantage of by a panelist in a national writers workshop'' -- writing fellow Sep 10 Urmila Chanam commented on Menstrual Hygiene Management Sep 09 Urmila Chanam loved Menstrual Hygiene Management Sep 09 Urmila Chanam commented on I am lost on my career path Sep 05 Urmila Chanam loved I am lost on my career path Sep 04 Urmila Chanam loved Let's Celebrate Our Ambassadors! Aug 28 Urmila Chanam commented on Ça ma tellement touché (Ebola en République Démocratique du Congo dans la province du Sud/Kivu) Aug 23 Urmila Chanam loved Ça ma tellement touché (Ebola en République Démocratique du Congo dans la province du Sud/Kivu) Aug 23 Urmila Chanam commented on Project to strengthen the participation of women in the reform of the forestry legislative framework in the Democratic Republic of Congo Aug 21 Urmila Chanam commented on 25 Ways to Encourage! Aug 06 Urmila Chanam loved 25 Ways to Encourage! Aug 06 Urmila Chanam commented on Life on land. Aug 04 Urmila Chanam loved Life on land. Aug 04 Urmila Chanam commented on Why Urban Planning Matters Aug 04 Urmila Chanam loved Why Urban Planning Matters Aug 04 Urmila Chanam loved When We Empower Teenage Girls...We Raise Young Entrepreneurs Aug 04 Urmila Chanam commented on When We Empower Teenage Girls...We Raise Young Entrepreneurs Aug 04 Urmila Chanam commented on Conducted training with person with disabilities activist. Aug 04 Urmila Chanam loved Conducted training with person with disabilities activist. Aug 04 Urmila Chanam commented on No schooling exposes girls to a life filled with problems Aug 04 Urmila Chanam loved No schooling exposes girls to a life filled with problems Aug 01 Urmila Chanam commented on Four Seasons of Colour Awareness and Pilot Free Screening for Sickle Cell Anemia to Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day, 2019. Jul 29 Urmila Chanam loved Four Seasons of Colour Awareness and Pilot Free Screening for Sickle Cell Anemia to Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day, 2019. Jul 29 Urmila Chanam commented on The woman in Me Jul 28 Urmila Chanam loved The woman in Me Jul 27 Urmila Chanam commented on Her Hygiene & Her Campaign Pilot Project Jul 27 Urmila Chanam loved Her Hygiene & Her Campaign Pilot Project Jul 27 Urmila Chanam commented on ये छे महिने मे सि आय पि टैनिंग से सबसे बड़ा बदलाव Jul 22