What We Do

Trainings and Workshops

TARSHI conducts trainings, both announced and on request on counselling skills, gender, sexuality and rights related issues, tailor-made to suit the needs of organizations and individuals working in the field. We also conduct training of trainers, sessions for teachers and workshops on Burnout Prevention.

Publications

TARSHI’s publications on sexuality and rights and related issues, in both English and Hindi, are for diverse audiences including young people, professionals in the field, as well as the general public. While most of the publications are in print form, we also have a ‘talking book’, The Red Book and The Blue Book in DAISY formats for people with print and visual disabilities.

eLearning Courses

The eLearning course is a virtual platform that aims to address gaps in accurate information caused by a lack of sexuality-related subjects in curricula of professional courses like teacher-training, social work, counselling, psychology, etc.

Public Education

We conduct various public education activities independently and in partnership with other NGOs to create a broader public understanding about women’s rights, sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence through public events, publications, social media, campaigns, sessions in schools and colleges, and our blog In Plainspeak. We frequently put up stalls at public events to bring our work to a larger audience and help initiate conversations on gender and sexuality related issues.

SISA Spaces

We are working on guidelines that organisations (including NGOs and corporate spaces) and educational institutions (schools and colleges) can use to make their spaces SISA. These guidelines will focus specifically on issues relating to disability, people who are LGBTQIA+, mental health (focusing on stress management and burnout prevention) and anti-discrimination

Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

We recognise self-care as an oft-neglected but vitally important feminist issue and facilitate trainings, workshops and public education activities on stress management and burnout prevention, especially for human rights defenders.

Resources on SRHR and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impact on all aspects of people’s lives, including on their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). This page is an attempt to curate resources that delve into the impact of COVID-19 on SRHR, with a focus on sexuality and SRHR, gender, self-care and wellbeing, marginalised communities. The resources are primarily from India, although we have also included resources that reflect global or Global South concerns.

Weekly News

To get the latest buzz on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights from the South and Southeast Asia region, click here for our weekly updated newsfeed.

Campaigns and Advocacy

We take part in campaigns and provide advocacy support to other organizations and as part of networks and coalitions that work towards a common goal of achieving and ensuring human rights for all. We also actively work on the issue of Comprehensive Sexuality Education.