Our Work

Capacity Building

Capacity Building through workshops, trainings and consultations on gender, sexual & reproductive health rights. Rangeen Khidki has been facilitating trainings and workshops for multiple stakeholders and NGOs on various issues pertaining to gender, sexual and reproductive health in and around Kolkata. The trainings are customised and designed as per the needs of the organizations in order to deliver maximum impact.

Consulting

Consulting and Project Implementation through proposal development, project management programs and implementation or designing of programs pertaining to education and health domain with specific focus on gender and sexual rights. Rangeen Khidki assists organization through the entire process of grant cycle management, starting from baseline data collection, PTAs, proposal designing, developing detailed implementation plans, strategizing and building tools as well as mechanisms for effective monitoring and evaluation of projects, generating donor reports, so on and so forth.

Research

Research and Advocacy of relevant issues pertinent to gender, sexuality and SRHR. Rangeen Khidki Foundation supports organizations and individuals with relevant tools for advocacy using methods of research based studies as well as online social media campaign.

POSH (Prevention Of Sexual Harassment) Consulting

Rangeen Khidki Foundation has certified trainers who can assist in the Internal Committees of POSH in various workplaces. Rangeen Khidki Foundation also conducts trainings on sexual harassment for organizational heads and all employees.

Relief Work

#UnlockAccessInCrisis

As the lockdown was imposed, multiple efforts were put forward by the government to provide some relief to vulnerable and marginalised communities in terms of essential products as well as services. A number of relief initiatives started functioning around this time led by individuals and collectives, and we didn’t come across many who covered menstruation as part of their work as well.

With lockdown, many menstruators lost the purchasing power to buy sanitary napkins, some could not access them because of restrictions of mobility and many of them faced scarcity of supply in their local stored because of disrupted supplies.

It is at this time, we decided to do something about this and we started our fundraising campaign on milaap to procure sanitary napkins and donate it through partner organisations.

This brought forth the attention that periods needed in the time of Lockdown and slowly we were approached by multiple partners who recognised the need to distribute sanitary napkins as part of their relief kits as well. While we were dealing with the covid-19 crisis, on 20th May 2020, Amphan struck, leaving behind a massive trail of destruction in West Bengal.

This was an additional crisis, we started working more rigorously towards our relief work and so far we have reached more than 27,000 women with over 3,21,000 sanitary napkins (reusables and disposables), 8700 soaps and 4250 underwear across areas like Kolkata, Malda, Siliguri, Behrampore, Kultali, Pathar Pratima, Rangabelia, Basanti, Raidighi, Jaynagar, Canning, Hingalganj, and many more areas in Sundarbans. We are thankful our vast network of more than 20+ partners who helped us reach these lives.

We distributed dry ration kits to 425 families to sustain them for a month in Sundarbans as part of our relief work. Each kit contained 15kgs of rice, 2kgs each of dal, soya chunks, local barley, cooking oil, semolina, salt, sugar, 10bars of soap, 5 packs of sanitary napkins, 4 face masks, ORS supplements etc. We also gave 425 tarpaulin sheets to 425 families.

We are continuing to work towards making pads accessible to many other menstruators. We are grateful to our donors who has believed in our work and has supported us.