Urmila Chanam

Joined Jan 2010
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Bio

About Me

Founder & Director of Breaking the Silence Worldwide Foundation, an organization focussed 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 the 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, use oftechnology/internet to scale experiences and learnings to a global online community and working with boys and men. What has the impact 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. I am also a rural journalist for print and radio and Shakti (power) Women's Healing and Safety Center is my next dream intervention.

My Vision

To bring about a world where girls and women in every part of India and the globe have good menstrual health

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 Technology and my impact in menstrual health, activism in women's empowerment and media/publicity work in rural development Apr 04 Urmila Chanam loved Help Not Discriminate: Using Technology to Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Apr 04 Urmila Chanam loved Paying back our debt to the most exploited communities in the COVID-19 crisis period Apr 04 Urmila Chanam loved Paying back our debt to the most exploited communities in the COVID-19 crisis period Apr 04 Urmila Chanam loved DIGITALIZED WOMAN IS AN EMPOWERED WOMAN Apr 03 Urmila Chanam loved Tech to end violence against women Apr 03 Urmila Chanam loved La technologie aide une femme a devenir autonome ( Aidons les femmes et filles qui vivent dans les milieux ruraux (villages : kabare, Miti et chiriri) de devenir autonome grâce à la technologie) Apr 03 Urmila Chanam loved Sickle Cell Advocacy in the Time of COVID 19 and Beyond Apr 03 Urmila Chanam loved The Impact I have Created Thanks to World Pulse Apr 03 Urmila Chanam loved Compassion Still Exists In The Philippines #WeHealAsOne Apr 03 Urmila Chanam loved Creating safe spaces on and offline for young women in Zimbabwe Apr 02 Urmila Chanam loved INCLUSIVE DIGITAL ACCESS REMAINS KEY IN MY EMPOWERMENT WALK Apr 02 Urmila Chanam loved NUDITY OF CONVID 19 and OUR NEW NORMAL Apr 02 Urmila Chanam loved She transform by Technology Apr 02 Urmila Chanam loved Grandma, it's not my fault! Apr 02 Urmila Chanam loved COVID-19 CHALLENGE: OUR GAINS IN THE FACE OF FEAR Apr 02 Urmila Chanam commented on Conversations on Women and Disability Apr 02 Urmila Chanam loved The need for more empowered women! Apr 01 Urmila Chanam commented on The Pandemic Won't Stop Us Apr 01 Urmila Chanam loved The Pandemic Won't Stop Us Apr 01 Urmila Chanam loved Our little way to show love to the vulnerable Apr 01 Urmila Chanam loved Lightening Up Heavy Loads Apr 01 Urmila Chanam loved The Impact of World Pulse on me cant be Overemphasized Apr 01 Urmila Chanam commented on Uplift and Inspiration in Challenging Times Apr 01 Urmila Chanam commented on We have what no one has during COVID-19 pandemic Mar 26 Urmila Chanam commented on We have what no one has during COVID-19 pandemic Mar 26 Urmila Chanam commented on Still I Marched Against Rape and all forms of Gender Based Violence Mar 17 Urmila Chanam commented on Practicality of change Mar 08 Urmila Chanam commented on Purpose behind Participation Mar 08 Urmila Chanam commented on Who Am I? Mar 08 Urmila Chanam commented on What Taking Complete Charge of My Path Looks Like Mar 08 Urmila Chanam commented on A poetry to start with Mar 08 Urmila Chanam commented on Shocking results from a survey on cyber safety practices and the state of digital literacy Feb 25 Urmila Chanam commented on Women Journalists From Across India At The 15 National Meet Of Network Of Women In Media India Feb 13 Urmila Chanam commented on My Pockets of Hope Jan 19 Urmila Chanam commented on I trust that one day I will be recognized in the world world Jan 19 Urmila Chanam commented on "Am I the keeper of my brother?" Jan 19 Urmila Chanam commented on Chhapaak, a film on acid attacks on women in India Jan 16 Urmila Chanam commented on Because, I Believe Jan 15 Urmila Chanam commented on The Best Article of 2019 Jan 04