Zyada Bolne Wali Aurtein (Women Who Talk Too Much) is a show about women and by women. It showcases their desires and dreams, questioning the limits imposed on them by society - and explores what gender equality and freedom means. Episode Producer Kalpana from New Seemapuri, Delhi is engaged with Action India as a community Mobilizer.
Episode 6: Periods Leave
"This leave is according to the needs of women..during periods a lot of women experience pain and so need rest...if men also had such needs, we would have stood up for them...so it is wrong to make it sound in anyway that providing special leaves during periods will belittle women."
In this episode, Kalpana tries to gain insight on the much debated issue of providing period leaves to women and how both men and women are perceiving it in her office.
Zyada Bolne Wali Aurtein is one of 6 shows produced as part of the Free/Dem Community Podcasts, the online avatar of the Freedem WhatsApp Radio run by community members of Tajpur Pahadi and other urban slums in and around Delhi. The shows are built around ideas of gender equity, love, freedom of expression, human rights and justice. Through the podcasts community members discuss as well as share their lived realities. They are produced under Ideosync's FREE/DEM initiative, which provides marginalized communities - especially women and migrants - a platform to amplify their narratives and stories using audio and video.