Under its programmes, TYPF has produced a number of reports and publications, which include a larger report on overall programmatic development and findings over years, as well as shorter publications on sub-projects that have been undertaken under specific programmes. These have been listed in order of date of publication.
CRIMINAL NO MORE: A COMPILATION OF ARTICLES, ESSAYS, POEMS AND ARTWORK REFLECTING ON THE READING DOWN OF SECTION 377 OF THE INDIAN PENAL CODE BY THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ON 6TH SEPTEMBER 2018
The publication was compiled and published in September 2019, marking one year of the historic Supreme Court judgement on Section 377 decriminalising homosexuality. The anthology aims to bring together a range of voices critiquing the judgement for the political possibilities it offered, while also reflecting on the many ways in which the judgement fell short.
ACCESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, & ACTION: THE 3 A’S FOR ADOLESCENT AND YOUTH-FRIENDLY HEALTH SERVICES
Building off the findings of Seen, Not Heard, The Access Project expanded the audit of health services to two districts in Delhi and one district in Varanasi, with the support of two partner organisations in Uttar Pradesh. This report documents the findings of the audit, as well as the process of training researchers and developing a prototype of youth-led research on access to health services. As a conclusion, the report outlines our policy asks, directed towards policy makers, health system officials, front line health workers, and researchers working at the intersection of human rights and youth rights.
MARDON WALI BAATEIN: A RESEARCH PROJECT ON MEN, MASCULINITIES, AND SRHR
With the hope of informing SRHR programming for men, both organisationally and within the sector, this exploratory research project asks how masculinities are constituted and expressed by young college-going men in urban Uttar Pradesh. Conducted across three locations with 80 young men (18-26 years old), this qualitative research explores the intersections between gender, sexuality, caste, class, and religion in discussions on masculinities, with a specific focus on sexual health, contraception, and violence. Mardon Wali Baatein further explores the impact of social media and technology on masculinity.
SHAREER APNA, ADHIKAAR APNE: A POLICY BRIEF ON COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION
At the time of writing this report, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was under review in the Supreme Court, which led to stories of the stigma and discrimination faced for decades by many people in India becoming more public. This moment also gave us pause to reflect. Why is public education, particularly government programmes that provide information on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) still reinforcing similar systemic discrimination or indirectly contributing to advancing the same?
Stigmas attached to trans people’s identity make them vulnerable to harassment and violence in their homes, schools, workplaces and in public. Instead of protecting their rights, existing laws not only ignore their needs and realities, but also criminalise them. This brief can be used by anyone looking to expand their knowledge on laws and policies for the transgender community, or by trainers in gender workshops and trainings to further dialogue and action to expand rights provision and violence prevention in different ways.
SEEN, NOT HEARD: YOUTH-LED AUDIT OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES IN LUCKNOW
While as a country we continue to highlight the large numbers of young people and claim to make investments in them as the future of the nation, there are few attempts to include young people’s voices in policies and programmes that address their health. This youth led audit of health services in Lucknow highlights this very gap in sexual and reproductive health service provision for young people. The research report presents insights into young people’s experiences of accessing health care and youth friendliness of existing services.
This is an in-depth analysis of the conditions of safety in the Sunder Nagar Nursery (SNN), an urban slum community in New Delhi. The report was co-created by the youth leaders of the community in collaboration with Safetipin, a mobile app. The report points out the lacunae within security measures in SNN and urban slums around the world. It is an effort to bring the missing lens of children and youth to urban safety in the context of the larger debates on urbanisation and the rights to children to the cities of the world. The report contains large scale data analysis of safety audits, recommendations of change, and the community's interaction with government stakeholders.
SHAREER APNA, ADHIKAAR APNE: A YOUTH-LED REPORT ON POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENSURE COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN UTTAR PRADESH
The report shares the experiences and recommendations from a state-level consultation held in 2011 that engaged with 52 youth activists and leaders in Uttar Pradesh. It has been designed as a tool for young people to advocate with state and national level policymakers and government officials for the inclusion and/or strengthening of CSE within existing policies and programmes that address adolescent and young people's sexual and reproductive health.