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Breaking the Silence campaign to reach out to hill districts

IMPHAL, Jan 30: Breaking the Silence launched ‘Youth and Education’, the theme for its 2018 campaign in Bangalore yesterday. With this the initiative enters the 5th year of active campaign to lead from the ‘frontline’. This year Breaking the Silence will focus on working with the youth, education institutions like schools, colleges, universities and special institutions like orphanages, rehabilitation centers. Breaking the Silence, a campaign to banish stigma around menstruation leads awareness building trainings of adolescent girls and women in the villages in the remotest parts of the country on the biology of menstruation, the do’s and dont’s and best practices of menstrual hygiene management with ..Read More

Breaking the Silence Campaign to reach out to hill districts

IMPHAL, Aug 29: Breaking the Silence Campaign will be reaching out to the hill districts of Ukhrul, Churchandpur and Senapati in October during which seminars on education institutions including schools and colleges, menstrual hygiene management lab in the villages for the girls and women in the community, sensitization programs in the church, training for NGO field workers and staff and interaction with women groups, Self Help Groups, youth clubs, locality clubs, communities, village leadership, ASHA workers, ANMs, and Anganwadi will be conducted...Read More

Men take the lead to raise awareness about menstruation

When it comes to women's issues, it is generally women who lead from the front. Men are seen as part of the problem, but today, close to 100 men — and bikers at that — will be the beacon and lead from the front to raise awareness about menstruation. Stressing that menstruation is not only a woman's issue, but everyone's issue, the theme of the Breaking the Silence Campaign for 2017 on International Menstrual Hygiene Day is for men to take the lead. This is a bike rally that kicks off at 8 am today at Town Hall, in which mostly male bikers will ride 40 kilometres within the city to symbolize the 40 years that a woman menstruates for — all to shatter the stigma around menstruation...Read More

Manipur: Global Campaigner Urmila Chanam makes Northeast India proud!

IMPHAL, March 27: The global award winner from Manipur does it again! Urmila Chanam, a global campaigner on women’s right to dignity and good health and Founder of Breaking the Silence Campaign has created a difference in the lives of many women and once again awarded the MasterCard Celebrate Heroes Award today in a grand award ceremony held at the Selco center in Richmond road in Bengaluru. In an interview with media persons Urmila Chanam said,’ This is the biggest proof that if your heart is true, and your work is the fruit of that truth, there are forces that will align to help you achieve your dreams. I am so happy to receive this support and this faith placed on me. I will march ahead more confident.’..Read More

Urmila Chanam - Manipur woman activist wins global award

Social activist Urmila Chanam has been awarded Voices of Our Future Award by World Pulse, a social networking platform connecting women from 190 countries across the world with a vision to amplify women’s voices to speed up change and improve the lives of millions around the world. Chanam from Manipur was among three from across the world who received the award. The other two recipients are Sadaf Kashif from Pakistan and Carolyn Seaman from Nigeria. The three received the award for utilizing technology to achieve high impact on community issues of menstrual hygiene, child marriage and girls empowerment. The award includes a cash prize of $1500 USD, full promotions on and via official World Pulse marketing and media channels to bring greater visibility to the issues these leaders have championed for...Read More

This Woman Has Taught 6,000 Girls across 9 States That Menstruation Should Not Disempower Them

In 2012, she became a media fellow of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan and travelled across several states of the country to understand and write about ground realities on sanitation. There has been no looking back ever since. Be it reaching out to grassroots women or using the media – initially writing for newspapers and now launching digital campaigns on various social media platform, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube – the Manipur born Chanam has pulled out all stops to galvanise action and change public perceptions regarding the ‘red droplets’. Incidentally, her first Digital Action Campaign in 2014 was spread across 10 states. Indeed, she always has a videographer trailing her and the same night the footage is edited and uploaded on various sites...Read More