I am passionate about
ActionsI have been a development professional working on gender, housing, sanitation
with United Nations in India, and other organisations. When I started my own
organisation, TheaCare, and as a Women Deliver Young Leader, my team and I
used the digital medium to reach out to thousands of people, in addition to
our on-ground work. We did campaigns on Equitable Access to Bathrooms, Body
Image and Maternal Mental Health, wherein we conducted exhaustive surveys,
produced meticulously researched reportage.
As part of the work we do at TheaCare, we are also working extensively with
sex workers in sexual and reproductive health, and disease prevention. This
demographic is legally, medically, socially ignored in society, and find it
impossible to access healthcare. There are barely any avenues for
rehabilitation for sex workers, when it comes to their health and bodies.
Another area of deep focus for us, is older women’s health, a demographic
that is dealing with a range of issues such as menopausal depression, Urinary
Tract Infection, vaginal dryness etc. Older women are also socially
invisibilized. In countries like India, the moment women are past the
reproductive age, they are systemically neglected. We are taking small steps
to change that.
In each and every case, we facilitate doctor consultations, and regular
follow-ups. We have a network of doctors whom we have chosen carefully
through exhaustive personal testimony of patients, who have attested to the
doctors’ gender-sensitivity and expertise in dealing with patients from
exploited, marginalised and conflict areas.
Our digital presence will soon be there in vernacular languages, so that a
wide diversity of women are able to access the necessary resources.