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Project Beej

Project Beej is the grassroots initiative which aims at partnering with NGOs or social sector organisations that are working with themes that require sexuality education as an add on to their programs, examples of these themes could be gender based discrimination, youth skill building, health sector (especially maternal health), women empowerment, teen and young adult empowerment, mental health, training of SHG members, etc.

Mission: Co-creating safe and courageous spaces for grassroots communities to access information on sexuality through inclusive and holistic practices.

Imagining a fun space for participants to connect with their body, mind and heart on the journey of self-discovery of their sexualities 

Find the right referrals for facilities and services related to sexual health, rights and wellbeing around them in their villages and towns

Building vocabulary with redefinitions and creations of words and labels to talk about sexual organs without shame and hesitation

Practice listening and sharing in community spaces with compassionate vulnerability for personal catharsis and peer counselling

Understand bodily sexual and reproductive functions such as menstruation, ejaculation, contraception, pregnancy, delivery, etc.

Document a collective cultural sexual history based on evidenced research

Previous Partners

Project Koshika

2021-2023

Over a period of 3 years, more than 1200 tribal men and women of Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, were given workshops on SRHR themes like Anatomy, Sexual Agency, UTI, Family Planning etc.

The most successful aspect was training village mobilisers to the point that they are now capable of holding their own sexuality listening circles and educate the members of their communities without hesitation.

Protsahan India Foundation

2023

Over a period of three months, more than 30 eighteen year old girls from slums in Delhi, were trained on various aspects of sexuality to provide them with information on their sexual gender identities, reproductive anatomies and processes, relationships, contraception, agency, consent and rights.

At least 10% of the group aspired to pass on the information in their communities as sexuality educators themselves. Many had been given this information for the first time in their lives.

Other Partners

Other previous partners:

 

  • India Fellow, Mitra

  • JSW Foundation Fellowship, Mitra

  • Sajhe Sapne, Himachal Pradesh

  • Contree and IPC, Rajasthan

  • Mantavya Mental Health Foundation

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