India has more than 50% population below the age of 25. India also has one of the highest youth suicide rates globally, and suicide is the leading cause of mortality in this population. This calls for action at multiple levels; and most importantly in education institutions where they spend a significant amount of time, explore … Continue reading Online Course on Mental Health for Teachers
On occasion of World Mental Health Day , we are really excited and proud to share this film on Mann Mela - our unique games-based mental health and mental justice fair! https://youtu.be/IC0LidXQAyE?si=PA2R6TUG58b-eTBH Developed by Deepa Pawar who belongs to a nomadic tribe, the module is inclusive and congnisant of the way that mental health is … Continue reading Mann Mela Film Launched!
We are in the 7th year of our Anti Discrimination policy! This policy was constituted in 2017 - born out of the need to make NGO space also accountable to being violence-free and discrimination-free. Conceptualized by founder Deepa Pawar based on lived experiences, when we formed it there was hardly any existing template. Happy to … Continue reading 7th year of Anti-Discrimination Policy!
Anubhuti extends heartfelt congratulations to all these youth living in tent communities, adivasi pada, in interior villages - who have passed 10th and 12th Board exams this year. What they have done is historical - many being NT-DNT and Adivasi, they live in tent/grass/mud houses. They are not only first generation learners, but with no … Continue reading Congratulations to NT-DNT, Adivasi, rural youth who have passed board exams!
"Vulnerability goes much beyond poverty" - opening statement by Deepa Pawar, representing the NT-DNT voice at the DPF 2023. She read excerpts from her book of stories of NT-DNT women she interviewed across Maharashtra. Deepa spoke at the "Dasra Philanthropy Forum 2023 - Rebuilding India" in California, on "Leading from the Margins - An Intersectional … Continue reading Deepa at the Dasra Philanthropy Forum
We recently started our 4th Community Centre - newly opened at Prakash Nagar, Ambernath. This centre shall be catering to the NT-DNT tent community nearby, and the surrounding majority Dalit, Bahujan population. We are grateful to the NT leaders who came to show their support not only for Anubhuti's newest centre, but also for their fellow citizens who will be benefiting … Continue reading Opening of 4th Community Centre!
We are so proud, excited and privileged to have this 100% Dalit, Nomadic, NT-DNT youth force as Interns: Akash Jãdhâv, Santosh Athavale, Ashok Bhosale, Diksha Londhe, Neha Dhangar. They are bringing positive grassroot intersectional monitoring in our work and perspectives.
We are proud and honored that our director Deepa Pawar has been awarded the first 'Samyak Puraskar' - for her work on Gender justice, SRHR and rights with NT-DNT, Bahujan youth and women - as a NT young woman leader herself. As the citation says, "this is to find options to hierarchical and unequal systems". … Continue reading Deepa Pawar honored with Samyak Puraskar
If a community is suffering such severe challenges that are impacting them mentally over generations, over hundreds of years; if the ways of mentally exploiting them are so easy and accessible to all, this means that it is not they who are experiencing mental imbalance but society that is attacking their mental justice and stability. … Continue reading Interview on Mental Health, Sexuality and Intersections