A valuable lesson
Shareer ki Jaankari is a book produced by hundred village women. A series of workshops on health was the starting point. In the workshops the discussion focused on women’s health issues: how does the woman’s body change from girlhood through adolescence to old age? What is menstruation? How do you know when you are pregnant? Who is responsible for the sex of the child? In the course of the workshops it became clear that mere talk was not enough: something was needed to spread the message further. With the help of the workshop facilitators, the women got together and produced two copies of an illustrated book on women’s bodies.
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