Nest in India 🇮🇳
Today Nest was at Sheroes Hangout.
This cafe is a center for activism for various kinds of campaigns, primarily the awful act of acid attacks on girls and women. Most of the staff are survivors of such an attack.
It is astounding that women who have seen such adversity in their lives are still so open to helping others 💞 Nest were privileged to hang out with many of those working their shift today who took the time to sit and talk all things periods 🩸 In India there is great stigma and poverty in regards to menstruation so this conversation was brave (especially as our awesome translator was male!) We talked and laughed and learnt together (once it was gals only!). The products and educational guides Nest left will be explained to & given to local schools and community.
So much enthusiasm for the menstrual cups and a little disbelief about the washable menstrual undies!
All products given were environmentally friendly &/or reusable 🙂
Sheroes’ Hangout Café is an entrepreneurial project of the Stop Acid Attacks team for acid attack survivors. The model is designed that the acid attack survivors can cultivate skills in themselves based on the already possessed inventories of each survivor, gain confidence and move forward with skills and acceptance. Most acid attack survivors are between 12-20 years so their education and career is greatly harmed. With this entrepreneurial project their schooling/careers can be regenerated so they can go on to earn a livelihood.
This place includes a cafe which serves some lip smacking snacks, a library that has been set up through contributions, a section for handicrafts and a boutique.
To read more about Stop Acid Attacks campaign, the Sheree’s’ cafes, these incredible women, the amazing men who instigated the project and the work they do go here:
Nest in India 🇮🇳