Awareness

Slow But Steady: how Kerala’s Transgender Policy has helped the Trans Community

‘The Transgender policy introduced by the Government of Kerala opened up so many avenues for our community. It made our lives significantly better and easier.” – Janmoni Das Historically, the culture in the Indian subcontinent, including its diverse mythology and religious spaces featured a considerable representation of the transgender community. The reality, however, for the much-ostracized …

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Integrated Child Development Services: a largely unnoticed scheme that needs timely intervention

In another three years, India will commemorate the 50th Anniversary for one of its earliest flagship programmes, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The programme’s intention is to ensure Early Childhood Care and Development for Children between 0-6 years of age. Beyond this, the programme also caters to the needs of pregnant and lactating mothers by …

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In a Post-Pandemic India, Awareness Campaigns Can Help Marginalized Communities Gain Increased Access to Basic Healthcare Delivery

In a post-pandemic India, awareness campaigns can help the country’smarginalized communities gain increased access to basic healthcare delivery The healthcare needs of India’s ultra-vulnerable populations – such as HIV-afflicted individuals, transgender persons, sex workers, urban slum dwellers, and displaced communities need more attention. There is an urgent requirement to allow for the communities’ basic fulfillment …

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