Shakti Week

From March 1st to March 8th, 2022, Team Aashraya hosted Shakti Week in honor of International Women’s Day.

Shakti Week was a step towards women empowerment, menstrual hygiene education, sanitary pad distribution, and much more to make a positive difference in society.

Aashraya honored women’s accomplishments, strength, and determination by hosting events such as Her Story, Samwad, Self Defence, and Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Program. Our members also went to various underserved areas and distributed over a million sanitary pads to eliminate the use of napkins, which causes health problems in women during menstruation.

It created a positive impact on how women should take care of themselves and grab opportunities without thinking about ” Society Culture and Thinking. Now pads are easily accessible at the lowest price for the women of rural and backward areas.

Events of Shakti Week:

  • HER STORY series: 

                                 “Untold stories of Sheroes” 

HER Story Series was a platform where the inspiring journey of India’s unsung SHEroes was shared to motivate and inspire us all.

  • Self Defence Series:

                                “Self-defence is a lifestyle. Always prepared, always            protected.”

Here we had self-defense sessions for girls in schools, colleges, etc to train them to be able to protect themselves in situations of need.

  • Samwad Series:

                           “A series of thought”

In the Samwad series, we had renowned women from different walks of life sharing their experiences and holding discussions on various topics.

  • Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Program:

                                                        “Hygiene with care, no red spots can dare”

We wished to educate the girls and women in rural and backward areas about the importance of Menstrual Hygiene and get rid of the taboo associated with menstruation. We organized sessions with doctors and health care workers on menstruation and distributed 1 lakh+ sanitary pads in backward rural areas, tribal areas, etc