Sessions on gender equality, child marriage and maternal health with VHSNC members in Gram Panchayats of Shravasti District

As the statistics reveal Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh has a high number of child marriages, home deliveries and low admission of girl child in SNCUs (Sick Newborn Care Unit). This results in poor health and other social indicators for development. They also show gender discrimination and violation of human rights. In this regard, sessions were held with VHSNC (Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Committee) members of Tiwarigaon, Naubasta and Rampur Jabdi Gram Panchayats of Shravasti district. The activity was organised with support of Unicef, Lucknow. Participants included ANMs, PRI members, ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and community members.