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.
The workshops are delivered by young local women who come from the same communities as the girls. They speak local languages, and they understand the girls’ contexts well. The trainers first complete a 5-days long training of trainers, and after the workshop completion some of them go on to become our mentors.
“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
Between 2013 and 2018, we have worked with 6,163 girls. Below a breakdown of this figure:
If you’re interested in the resources we used during program design and evaluation of Her Turn workshops, you can check the resources below:
Annex 1 – Resources
Short-term and mid-term impact evaluation of Her Turn programming, 2017