We have been conducting Basic Trainings on Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights since 2003 that are skill-based trainings aimed at helping activists and practitioners translate concepts of sexuality and rights into practice. The training programmes employ an interactive methodology and group exercises, assignments, presentations, film screenings, discussions, field trips and sessions by TARSHI and external resource persons. Some of the organisations that have participated in TARSHI's Basic Trainings in the past include Aahung (Karachi, Pakistan), CARE India, CREA (New Delhi, India), GAP (Ahmedabad, Gujarat), Modicare Foundation (New Delhi, India), North East Network (Guwahati, India), Olakh (Vadodara, India), Parivar Seva Sanstha (New Delhi, India), Project Concern India (New Delhi, India), Point of View (Mumbai, India), Sabera (Kolkata, India), Urmul (Bikaner, India), YRG Care (Chennai, India) and The Naz Foundation India Trust (New Delhi, India). Participant details are available for the Basic Trainings that were conducted in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
The issues covered during the trainings included going over the basics of anatomy and physiology, conception, contraception and abortion, HIV and AIDS, understanding sexuality, sexuality and gender, varieties of sexual behavior, young people’s sexuality, reproductive and sexual rights, child sexual abuse, sexual minority issues, sex work/prostitution and trafficking, and pornography and censorship.
We also conduct on-demand trainings on gender, sexuality and SRHR issues adapted from our ‘Basic Trainings on Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’, which are tailor made according to the needs and demands of different organisations and groups that approach us to conduct trainings for them. Some of the organisations, schools and institutions that we have conducted such trainings for are: Gurgaon Ki Awaaz (Gurgaon, India), Mones (Mongolia), Tara Homes (New Delhi, India), Shriram Foundation (Chennai, India), Presidium School (New Delhi, India) and St. Mary's School (New Delhi, India).