Aizawl: Reckitt led The Birds and Bees Talk programme organized a webinar on the occasion of World Sexual Health Day to create awareness around sexual well-being in the six states of North-East India – Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur.
Supported by Reckitt and Plan India, the webinar was organized to increase outreach amongst community, students and teachers through experts and influencers to emphasise on key pillars surrounding sexual health like Awareness, Consent, Protection, Knowledge, Equity and Inclusion.
It was in tandem with this year’s theme “Turn It On: Sexual Health in a Digital World” to ignite awareness of sexual health and sexual rights and enforce them, as there are also many violations and abuses of sexual rights in the digital space.
Ravi Bhatnagar, Director External Affairs and Partnerships SOA, Reckitt said, “The use of smartphones in people’s lives has not only increased the penetration of technology in daily life, but also help bridging opportunity gaps to educate themselves. The trend towards the integration of new technologies AI and Chat Bots has increased, being adopted by the youngest part of the population. Therefore, Safe and Child Friendly digital pace has become not only a reference point for the search of information, but also for the emission of messages, with certainty of expansion. Through this webinar, we aim to address the gaps between the correct usage of the internet and myths breaking around sexual health.”
Mohammed Asif, Executive Director, Plan India said, “On World Sexual Health Day, we aim to inform adolescents and community members with knowledge on how the information sourced from the digital space can influence the ways of receiving and transmitting information and of creating relationships between people in the social and personal circles.”
The webinar was chaired by guest speakers like Elcy Sharma Shamurailatpam, a Biology Lecturer at Inspire Science Academy who has a massive following among the youth of Manipur. Dr. Nounenuo Terhase, a renowned gynecologist and obstetrician in Imphal’s Central Agriculture University who has been serving to offer end-to-end gynecological treatments to women. Ms. Imlibenla Mongro, a clinical psychologist from Nagaland, who recently won the Young Achievers Award at National Health Conclave (NHC).