EVERY mOTHER PROGRAMME - Chandigarh Jail
We successfully concluded a reproductive health & mental well-being workshop for incarcerated women of Model Jail, Chandigarh on May 4, Saturday. A part of the foundation's #EveryMother programme, it was attended by 50 women, led by our founder Priyanka C. Raina & presented by Dr. Rupinder Kaur, gynaecologist, & Dr. Tanvi Seth, Counselling Psychologist, Fortis Hospitals, Mohali.
Gracing the event were Dr. O.P Mishra, IPS/IG Prisons, Sessions Judge Mr. Balbir Singh and Dr. Upneet Lalli, Deputy Director, Institute of Correctional Administration.
The workshop was organised to provide imprisoned women with a platform via which they would gain & share knowledge about the varied reproductive & sexual health challenges.
The visiting health experts covered a multitude of topics such as nutrition, menstrual health & menopause, pregnancy & family planning, breast & cervical cancer, breastfeeding, sexually transmitted diseases, and personal hygiene among others.
Priyanka concluded the session by touching upon the fact how important it is for women to be in control of their bodies, take health decisions all by themselves. "Doesn't matter where you come from or where you are right now - good health is a gift and we all must know how to achieve it, regardless of place or circumstance," she said.