Annesa Sarkar, a consultant with PRADAN, is based in Jhalda-I block, West Bengal. She supports the Health and Nutrition initiative in PRADAN’s Jhalda team. She has worked as a Block Project Officer in Public Health Resource Socity (PHRS) earlier. She has a Master’s in Social Work from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, and also holds a PG Diploma in Human Rights. Her interest areas are Health and Nutrition, and Women and Child Health.
By letting go of the shame and secrecy that girls experience about having their period and by openly having discussions and understanding about why they have a period every month, the girls are sending a very powerful message, challenging their subjugation in society