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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

5th Siliguri International Film Festival

Official Selection Of HEEALS Documentary Film "The Curse" On 

Menstrual Hygiene Taboo & Myths in 5th Siliguri International Film Festival 


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Heeals Documentary Film "The Curse" Featured on United Nations water website

Heeals Documentary Film "The Curse" Featured on United Nations water website

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Girls Need Separate Toilet In Their School

World Toilet Day

On World Toilet Day Volunteers Celebrated Toilet Day In Schools
By Creating Awareness Regarding Toilet Use And Hand Wash With Soap
19th November 2014



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Hand Wash Campaign in Schools

Savonnerie Mika Send 72 soap bars from France to Heeals for Hand wash campaign in India.

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Celebrating Children's Day

On the occasion of Children's day & Bal swacchta mission ,A participatory workshop was organised on WASH related disease  in schools ,where teachers,parents &students are involved in WASH discussion . Focus was on Vector borne disease ie: Malaria & Dengue . Volunteers imparted the message of cause ,prevention ,symptoms and treatment of the disease . We encourage them to adopt safe drinking water ,good sanitation and hygiene practices both personal and community hygiene and cleanliness .
As we believe "Healthy Children Makes Healthy Nation"

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Women relieving themselves in open face risk of rape: Government

("There is an immediate need…)
NEW DELHI: An overwhelming percentage of rural women who are forced to wait till nightfall to relieve themselves face the risk of being raped, the government has admitted ahead of a conference to review sanitation situation in the country.
"Sexual harassment and rape are a risk for many women who without a household toilet have to wait until nightfall to seek the privacy of darkness outside to relieve themselves," says the Centre's note on 'Swachh Bharat Mission' distributed to state ministers for discussion as they meet here tomorrow.
The note prepared by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation emphasised the need for sanitation, saying while having a toilet is important for everyone, access to safe, clean toilets brings particular benefits to women and girls.
"Freed from the need to defecate in the open, they no longer have to suffer the indignity, humiliation and often verbal and physical abuse when relieving themselves," it says.
The government says it becomes more traumatic for women during menstruation, pregnancy and postnatal periods.
"Women and girls don't need toilet facilities just for defecation; they also need privacy and dignity when menstruating. The need for sanitation facilities within homes and in public places, which meet women's physical and psychological demands cannot be over-emphasised," it says.
The Ministry has prepared the note after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, laid stress on "dignity of women" and pitched for making provisions for building toilets wherein women should not defecate in open.
The note says separate toilets at school mean more girls are likely to attend and continue even after puberty to complete their education.
"There is an immediate need to provide adequate number of toilets separately for boys and girls in all schools of the country," it says.
Noting that about 590 million persons in rural areas defecate in the open, the note says the mindset of a major portion of the population habituated to open defecation needs to be changed.
The Centre says many of the rural Indians already have a toilet but prefer to defecate in the open.
"The biggest challenge therefore is triggering behaviour change in vast section of rural population regarding need to use toilets. Changing mindset is very important," it says.
UNICEF reports indicate that it is the poorest quintile of the population which has the least access to sanitation.
"Inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene services keep children especially adolescent girls out of school, and keeps women in poor health and in poverty and destined to bear and raise children who are sick and nutritionally poor," UNICEF has said.
The Centre is vigorously pushing the agenda of sanitation to end the menace of open defecation in the country by 2019, the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Source: The Economic Times
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-24/news/53166748_1_defecation-sanitation-rural-women