Every sixth person in the world lives in India;
Every sixth Indian lives in the State of Uttar Pradesh;
Every sixth person in Uttar Pradesh lives in Eastern U.P;
And Mijwan is in Eastern Uttar Pradesh ;
And Mijwan needs you…
HOH News Flash
Few years ago these village girls did not have the confidence to even speak. SPORTS was an alien concept in this patriarchal village that was frozen in time with rituals like child marriage and woman treated like second class citizens.
Thanks to HOH supported Youth Chapter, our young youth leader Gurbaz a committed sports fanatic, at the tender age of 13 yrs, visited this village and started a simple sports program.
He was able to plant the seed of sports in these girls who were in poor physical condition and did not even own a a pair of shoes.
From August 15th to August 18th 2017, the team of Safe N’ Happy Periods visited Mijwan, a town known for the MIJWAN Welfare Society. Safe n’ Happy Periods, a personal social impact initiative was founded by Sarika Gupta, which is funded by family, friends and well-wishers. Looking at the current situation of myths, taboos and insufficient menstrual awareness, Sarika decided to take this initiative towards shame-free and pain-free menstruation time. The vision is to break the stigma around periods and to encourage girls and women to feel confident in their bodies.
These workshops have created a revolution of sorts in Mijwan because traditionally girls are told nothing about their bodies or menstrual hygiene.We cant even begin to understand how empowering it is for them to even spread their legs collectively.
Mijwan Girls at stitching unit appreciating our workshop