The need to shift from the menstrual ‘hygiene’ narrative to the larger ambit of holistic menstrual ‘health’ is pressing. In a time when medical gaslighting is rampant and medicines are prescribed with little to no information on side effects, it is critical to understand the symptoms and ramifications of various menstrual disorders. And this is just the place to begin!
Our widest-reaching workshop model is driven towards building menstrual life skills in a particular community of menstruators (students, for instance) and/or building capacities among allied stakeholders (parents, teachers, school administration) through a Caregivers Module to build adequate support and infrastructure systems for said community.
This six month long engagement program enlists young change makers to look at menstruation as a more holistic phenomenon through lenses of sociology, history, biology and the environment. Over approximately 40 hours worth of sessions, through statistics, films, art, books and much more, the Catalysts are trained in facilitating conversations around menstruation and creating safe spaces, and can practise leadership skills. We understand the importance of prioritising academics and account for it while scheduling the workshops and discussions.
So far, our cohorts of Catalysts have used skills learnt during the program in closed room conversations, at an institutional level, as well as public forums including social media.
If you’re passionate about affecting positive change in attitudes and practices regarding menstruation, this is just the program for you! Fill out this form if you’d like to participate in CCP 3.0 and we’ll be sure to get in touch when we open for enrollment!
Boondh equipped me with all the information and skill that I needed to be able to communicate about this subject effectively. I have learned so much about my own body since then, I couldn’t help but tell all my friends about it.
Campus Catalyst Program 1.0 alum; former student at Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune