SeHER- Social Empowerment through Health Education and Research


SeHER- Social Empowerment through Health Education and Research




SEHER works at the intersection of Gender, Health, and Law in India through three key engagements. 
  1. Advocacy Sessions: These are community-level interventions through direct engagement with adolescent girls and women to address the stigma surrounding menstruation. The sessions primarily focus on adolescence, nutrition, hygienic practices during menstruation, and combating taboos around menstruating women. They have developed a unique health brochure translated into local languages that are distributed during the awareness programs. These programs are held in collaboration with educational institutions, Gram Panchayats, District Collectors, community centers, and other NGOs. 
  1. Legal Interventions: This project aims to create system-level changes through legal cases involving human rights violations and issues of public interest nature through the State and the National Human Rights Commissions. SEHER’s legal engagement has successfully increased accountability, strengthening the rights-based approach in local government bodies, and led to gender-responsive and child-friendly policy changes. 
  1. Seminars & Workshops: SEHER conducts seminars and workshops on social entrepreneurship, legal activism, creating sustainable impact, the Right to Information Act, Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, and Gender Sensitisation. These events are conducted at schools, colleges, and workplaces.