Campaign Update

How To Get Involved

Urmila Chanam
Posted February 28, 2018 from India

Menstruation affects everyone’s lives therefore, everyone should get involved to normalize menstruation and bring pride where there was shame. I encourage you to get involved-

  • Get trained by me to become a community menstrual hygiene management trainer and lead change in your own locality, community, region and country! I offer mentoring and hand-holding support to individuals and NGOs, social worker or educationists wanting to lead awareness sessions in your audience.
  • If you are group of students, adolescent girls andboys, women or men, I offer awareness building sessions either in person or if you are distant, on Skype on menstrual hygiene management, gender and human rights on sanitation and hygiene. Add me on urmilavoiceofthevoiceless and if you live in India, we can discuss how I can be present in your school, college, university, campus, institution, office, organization, village or community.
  • NGOs in India working on education, livelihoods, gender, health and youth leadership can partner with us, to be able to initiate education drives on menstrual hygiene in different rural pockets of India.
  • We are looking for sponsors and partners for our flagship annual program on International Menstrual Hygiene Day, 28th May 2018, “Men Take Lead Ride”, a 40 km bullet bike rally led by men in Bangalore city in India to end stigma around menstruation.
  • We are looking to scale “Men Take Lead Ride” to other cities in India in particular Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Ahmedabad and in other countries and are looking at partners.
  • Donate sanitary pads, tampons andmenstrual cupsfor distribution to girls and women in remote parts of India.
  • Support us financially to build a Menstrual Hygiene Library which will showcase all the sanitary products used in the world for the purpose of education, production and business ideas.
  • Volunteer your time and skill to assist us on ground for implementation of our programs, documentation, community mobilization etc.

Visit my website http://breakingthesilencereddroplets.com/ or contact me at urmila.chanam@gmail.com or write to me on World Pulse.

 

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  • Olutosin
    Feb 28
    Feb 28

    Hey my sister, I really want us to get involved by inviting you to train us as trainers on menstrual hygiene in Nigeria. That is my dream.

    Thanks so much for the amazing work you are doing in India.

  • Urmila Chanam
    Mar 03
    Mar 03

    Dear darling sister Olutosin,

    I am so happy to read your comment and would like to make this happen. I can come to Lagos, Nigeria and mentor trainers who will lead all level trainings in your city and villages. July is a month we can look at provided it is suitable for you.

    Much love always,

    Urmila Chanam,

    India

  • Ajay Chanam
    Feb 28
    Feb 28

    Way to go! 

  • Urmila Chanam
    Mar 03
    Mar 03

    Dear Ajay,

    Thanks for supporting 'Breaking the Silence' initiative and the encouragement and advise.

    In solidarity,

    Urmila Chanam,

    India

  • bridggyella
    Mar 02
    Mar 02

    Hello Urmila,

    You are doing an amazing work in India. thank you for sharing, you inspire me. Keep up the good work.

    cheers!

    Bridggyella

  • Urmila Chanam
    Mar 03
    Mar 03

    Dear Bridggyella,

    I would love to know more about how things are in your country. In india, there is so little value for a girl's life that her needs go unattended and completely dismissed. Keep in touch, my sister.

    Love and prayers,

    Urmila Chanam,

    India

  • Beth Lacey
    Mar 02
    Mar 02

    Urmila, thank you for this useful information.

    Beth

  • Urmila Chanam
    Apr 26
    Apr 26

    Thank you Beth for taking out time. 28th May 2018 is International Menstrual Hygiene Day and I need funding support or sponsorship to conduct the annual Bullet Bike Rally called Men Take Lead Ride in Bangalore, India on that day to call for a world free from stigma on menstruation. Have a great day ahead.

    Much love and prayers,

    Urmila Chanam,

    India

    urmila.chanam@yahoo.com

  • Valéria Barbosa
    Mar 05
    Mar 05

    I imagine the dedication you are having to break the silence and guide the hygiene of girls and women. Congratulations on your work is of great importance to health.

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Mar 05
    Mar 05

    Dear sis, I always admire your drive. You inspire me .

  • This is such an admirable initiative. Kudos to you, dear sister.

  • Amani K
    Mar 16
    Mar 16

    Amazing work siSTAR Urmila!! So inspired by you!

  • Paulina Lawsin
    Mar 18
    Mar 18

    My sister Urmila,

    Great to read you hear again at World Pulse site. I have veen absent for years and had to re register. Thsnks for the mobile app. I’ll get to read you anywhere. Hugggs!

    Paulina

  • vivian akudo
    Apr 05
    Apr 05

    Hi sister, I am extremely very happy to read from you, I have same passion as you and our NGO has already been registered and running... Sanitary pad has become very expensive that the underprivileged girls would rather use rags than spend money on the sanitary pads, please we need your training and mentoring and collaboration too. I will send you an email, please respond when you get it. Thank you so much