Hidden Pockets Collective is currently (2021) running a campaign (Ab Aap Safe Hein) to create awareness and produce reliable information around safe abortion services among young people in Bihar. The campaign is focussing in 4 districts of Bihar (Gaya, Patna, Madhubani and, Darbhanga).
The campaign is being carried out both online and offline.
As part of our campaign, we did a number of offline activities across Bihar (Patna, Gaya, Madhubani and, Darbhanga). We held workshops in collaboration with other local organisations working on similar issues, teamed with local radio stations to raise awareness about the ongoing campaign, and created an original Hindi song about safe abortion.
Below are the details of our offline activities in Bihar
Workshop conducted by Hidden Pockets Collective for the students of Magadha Para Medical Nursing College, Gaya (Bihar).
Topic: Sexual and Reproductive Health. Free sanitary napkins were distributed to all the students who attended the workshop.
Another workshop conducted by Hidden Pockets Collective for Nursing students from Gaya and Patna.
Online Workshops (Hindi)
With the help of online tools like zoom, we have been conducting series of workshops in Bihar. Our aim is to reach young women and teach them about their reproductive health rights and choices.
Hidden Pockets Collective conducted an online workshop with students from Magadha Para Medical Nursing College in Gaya. Sexual and reproductive health was discussed during this session. The session gathered a total of 31 female students.
Conversations with local NGOs
Conversation with Population Foundation of India (PFI) around sexual and reproductive healthcare in Bihar.
We are primarily focused in Indian social media platforms that are popular among Bihar’s youth. According to our preliminary research, the most popular social networking platforms in Bihar are Share Chat, MX Taka Tak, Josh, and Facebook. Using the social media sites listed above, our online campaign aims to attract the attention of young people.
Below are the original artworks and video content created by Hidden Pockets Collective, for the campaign.