Higher Education Spaces Mentally & Physically Safe

WHAT

Providing training, support, counselling and literature to students, teachers and management of colleges, schools and other education related spaces – eg. through Women’s Development Cell & NSS units – in Mental Health and Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act 2013.

Research based dialogue with related authorities to bring about systemic change – eg. adding Mental Health in college curricula.

IMPACT

  • 1500 students & teachers trained in 16 colleges and 1 school.
  • 100% have asked for advanced trainings.
  • One school has started counselling centre run by teachers, are taking our mentoring for gender justice in their curriculum.
  • One college has invited us on their ICC, many are collaborating with us for conferences and advanced programs.
  • 30 students & teachers already approached us for counselling.
  • Youth-led Mann Mela – Mental Health Fair conducted to great response in a school and a college.

Community Development Through Youth Leadership

WHAT

Forming, training and mentoring youth groups in deprived communities to lead community participation & development initiatives on public safety, civil rights, sexual reproductive health, mental health, sanitation and other needs as identified by the community.

IMPACT

  • 98% who are in 10th and 12th have passed, and are continuing in higher education.
  • Ration Cards made for 7 Adivasi families by youth leaders’ initiative.
  • Community Toilet catering to 1000 women repaired by MLA by girl leaders’ initiative.
  • Mental Health stigma reduced in communities, increasing people approaching counselling centre.
  • Young women are delaying marriage while maintaining relations with families, continuing in higher education, becoming visible and accepted as leaders by community leaders.

‘Sharir Sanvaad’ Campaign for Equal Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for All

WHAT

Training, counselling, and other support services in communities, colleges, schools as well as with stakeholders such as healthcare providers, police, elected corporators, sanitation workers, etc.

Research based dialogue with related authorities for policies and implementation of dignified, accessible, rights-based SRHR services

IMPACT

500 community women, 100 health workers and 500 stakeholders trained.

  • Mayor and Deputy Commissioner of KDMC presented with research findings alongwith demands for better SRHR health services for poor women.
  • 450 people signed postcards endorsing these demands sent to MCGM.
  • Family Welfare and Public Health Department, Mumbai invited Anubhuti and youth representatives to understand these demands.

‘Hum Sanvidhanvadi’ Campaign to Promote Indian Constitutional Values

WHAT

Indian Constitutional literacy with college and community youth, stakeholders, general public and the government through initiatives such as ‘Inter-College Constitution Literacy Exam’, ‘Ghar Ghar Sanvidhan Abhiyan’, signature campaign, public awareness campaigns, conferences, and dialogues with related authorities.

A youth-led cultural group called Badlache Parv Kala Manch formed who perform songs and other cultural programs.

IMPACT

600 youth, 40 elected leaders & 300 stakeholders trained. Over 1,00,0000 people reached with awareness.

  • Raahi Youth Network of 50 youth leaders formed across Mumbai and Thane districts working for Constitutional Rights.
  • 20 colleges and almost 300 students participated in our ‘Constitution Literacy Inter-College Exam’ in 2019 and 2020.
  • Elected women councillors in KDMC are supporting and joining Anubhuti’s work for gender-friendly policies.
  • A cultural group named ‘Badlache Parv’ formed of youth leaders who use songs, theater, etc. to take awareness of constitutional values & rights to interiors.
  • Over 6000 people reached directly through youth-led campaigns on Constitution Literacy, POSH Act 2013, Mental Healthcare Act 2017, etc. in communities and public events.