Stories of Hope

April 2015

  • Option to wear what one wants to – The choice is yours to make (working with men and boys)
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Option to wear what one wants to – The choice is yours to make (working with men and boys)

    27th April, 2015. Even though the option to choose what to wear has occupied a dominant place in women empowerment agenda, it is often relegated to the background when working with women in rural areas. There is an assumption that the issue is too ‘urban’ and is of less relevance for the women of rural areas. But ability to make these c... Read More

  • Living in Fear through the second earthquake in Nepal
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Living in Fear through the second earthquake in Nepal

    April 26, 2015. The second earthquake hit this afternoon, and everybody started screaming. Everyone is afraid that there is going to be another, stronger earthquake. My nieces and nephews keep asking us, “Is there going to be another earthquake? Are we going to die?” We tell them that it will be okay, but they don’t believe us. ... Read More

  • We offer you a basket of choices for family planning
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    We offer you a basket of choices for family planning

    April 23, 2015. Bound by our own inhibitions, working on and talking about family planning and reproductive health is never easy, neither for men nor for women. It not only means shedding off the cultural baggage that keeps sexuality and reproductive health behind firmly closed doors but also negotiating social, cultural, and in many cases religiou... Read More

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