Stories: Ngos

  • On Sexuality Education: An Interview with TARSHI

    TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) is a Delhi-based NGO that works on sexuality with an affirmative and rights-based approach. It runs an infoline on topics related to sexual and reproductive health, HIV, contraceptive choices, sexual and gender identities, violence, safety and pleasure. The organisation is also involved in training, advocacy and research.  In light of...

  • Dr Abhay Bang and Dr Rani Bang’s Medical Centre

    Dr Abhay Bang and Dr Rani Bang’s medical centre in rural Gadchiroli which caters to Adivasis in the region is an inspiring place. They also train community health workers to provide home-based neo-natal care. What struck me about the place was an air of peace, the absence of the oppressive sort of smell that hangs over most hospitals....

  • Portrait of a Woman

    There was a moment in Kajubai’s life when she gave her breath to a newborn baby who had stopped breathing. The baby started breathing again. This is the moment she remembers when she looks back at 18 years of work as a Community Health Worker (CHW) for non-profit organisation SEARCH. Besides giving breath to breath-stopped babies, there are...

  • We Want Homes, Not Handouts

    This is my third visit to Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake, which devastated the island, killing more than 300,000 people and making more than a million homeless. As always, I am staying with an amazing family: warm, beautiful people. The family who are hosting me reminded me that I was the first foreign guest to stay in their house when I...