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This year floods devastated parts of 8-10 states of India

This year floods devastated parts of 8-10 states of India

This year floods devastated parts of 8-10 states of India, affecting millions of people.. Did you know about this? Recently after Cyclone Fani in Odisha lakhs of evacuated people went back to lives completely devastated.. but there was little response to their misery from the rest of the country. Can you think of the reason [...]

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300+ villages in Punjab are badly hit by recent floods

300+ villages in Punjab are badly hit by recent floods

damaging thousand acres of crops and forcing people to leave homes. Goonj team is gearing up to reach out to the affected families.

We urge you to contribute urgently needed material and organize collection drives in your area. Log on to https://goonj.org/floods-2019/

We already have volunteer-run Dropping Centers in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Mohali. Details here: https://goonj.org/dropping-centres/
To [...]

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Volunteer’s meet Maharashtra

Volunteer’s meet Maharashtra

Friends of Goonj in #Mumbai#Pune and #Nagpur! Here are the details of the upcoming Goonj Volunteers’ Meets in Maharastra!

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with some meaningful work and a big family of like-minded people, committed to doing something, in your city.

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Rahat Update

Rahat Update

#Rahat Update: The floods that devastated Belgaum, Bagalkot and Kodagu in Karnataka a few weeks ago left many concrete structures also completely damaged. Hundreds of flood-affected families are still struggling for basics here.

Goonj teams have reached out to over 1000 families all across with carefully created Rahat Kits. Our teams and volunteers in [...]

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Walk our talk, start with our self

Walk our talk, start with our self

“Walk our talk, start with our self.. for any change we want to see in the world”. Goonj is back again with its campaign ‘Dil Ki Suno, Kuch Karo..Listen to your heart, Do Something’ in the Joy of Giving Week( also known as Daan Utsav) from 2nd-8th Oct.

If you believe in the doing beyond thinking [...]

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My Mother said so…!!

My Mother said so…!!

A nice breezy evening under the moon light with two torches. We were discussing about menstruation openly, frankly and loudly!!!!
I walked through the narrow lanes, climbed up the staircase and reached a small terrace in a slum where a lot of people involved in sex work live … There were no street lights but [...]

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Realities of menstruation and drought

Realities of menstruation and drought

“कोई कोई एक कपड़ा चार बार इस्तेमाल करे है, कोई दस बार.” (some of us use one cloth 4 times while others use it 10 times). Another woman said, “माहवारी समस्या लगती है. अपनी समस्या किस्से कहे, अपने मर्द से भी नहीं कहे सकतें. जब कपड़ा गंधा भी मिल जाता है. धो कर सुखा लेते [...]

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Voices from the field; Tribal women speak up about NJPC & menses

Voices from the field; Tribal women speak up about NJPC & menses

“Even today at times of emergency while working in the field or when cloth is not available we use leaves from local Sal Trees.” The women of Koi tribe, Sugapada village of Daringbadi block, Odisha recently spoke to Goonj about their challenges around menstruation. Popularly called the Kashmir of Odisha; the Daringbadi block is surrounded [...]

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Smiling Rajasthani Women and Some Menstrual Stories

Smiling Rajasthani Women and Some Menstrual Stories

A group of women clad in the graceful traditional Rajasthani attire walked into Goonj’s Delhi processing center, it was a sight to behold. Their simple yet elegant disposition effortlessly attracted us. These women had travelled all the way from Barmer, Rajasthan along with Care India team to see Goonj’s work, especially our menstrual hygiene initiative [...]

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When girls from Miranda House college Delhi, spoke on menses!!

When girls from Miranda House college Delhi, spoke on menses!!

A girl from Miranda College, Delhi University said, “I have never bought a pad by myself.” You may find it strange but it’s true and unfortunately she was not the only one in the room saying the same thing.. Another girl in the room said “When I first came to study at the college from [...]

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