Her Turn is an education and empowerment workshop for girl students and girls who have dropped out of school, aged 12-16. The workshops are conducted daily for four weeks and during the first half cover basic health issues; such as hygiene, menstruation and nutrition, and safety issues; such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking and early marriage. Third week of the program is devoted to confidence and leadership skills development and during the last week the girls plan and implement a small community project. On the last day, they direct and perform a community ceremony, during which they present their newly acquired public speaking skills to their parents, teachers and other community members. These events serve as advocacy platforms for the girls to talk about issues they find important – early marriage, trafficking, domestic violence and others.
“After completing Her Turn workshop, I’m able to maintain menstruation hygiene and I’m also able to tell my mother and sisters that it is a natural process and there is no need for any form of restrictions during periods.”
HT Participant from Sindhupachowk