In 2017 as part of 16 days of activism on violence against women, we focussed on contraceptives and right of young people.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December happens every year and this year the theme of the campaign is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls.
Millions have shared the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women everywhere suffer, every day.
At Hidden Pockets Collective, we decided to seek for right to healthy life this 16 days of Activism. No women and No girl should be denied the right to health: sexual and reproductive health. We want young women and girls, married and unmarried women to start having conversations around health and talk about issues around contraception and know their choices.
We are using Beyonce’s song : #PutARingOnIt as a symbol to talk about options and choices that young women and girls have in India to keep themselves healthy and happy.
Not providing young women and girls with options and choices is also gender based violence which can systematically further make the position of women and girls worse in the communities.