Balkishori: Girls in Early AdolescenceA booklet and workbook on Early Adolescence which addresses the questions raised by girls themselves on growing up.English
Mahilaon par prashnavaliA Quiz book on womenHindi
Ladkiyon ki zubaani unki duniya ki kahani

Compiled by: Medhavinee Namjoshi


Compilation of poems written by girls from our centres.Hindi
Like Mother, Like Daughter

Compiled by: Nischint Hora


Compilation of stories of some daughters who have followed their mother’s footsteps and made the family proud. In India, the work done by mothers is always invisibalised, and therefore we forget how the family’s legacy is being continued down the mother-to-daughter line.English & Hindi

Puberty, Poverty and Gender



Puberty, Poverty and Gender: Girls speak about menstruation

Documentation and Presentation: Amrita De


This booklet is an outcome of Vacha’s Gender, health and hygiene education programme with adolescent girls from deprived communities. Girls have documented their own experiences as well as their friends, peers and family members through stories and photographs on menstruation.

English, Marathi & Hindi
Rights of adolescent girls in India 

Rights of adolescent girls in India: A critical look at laws and policies

Saumya Uma


This book critically looks at laws and policies in India and in international conventions and comments on their impact on girls’ rights in India. Saumya Uma is a consultant on gender, human rights and the law. The book has an introduction by Professor Vibhuti Patel, head of the Post graduate department of Economics at SNDT Women’s University and is associated with many women’s groups.

 Review of IEC material Review of IEC material in Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati on general and reproductive health of adolescent girls

A Report


The Report is a presentation of the findings of the review and details of the process that was followed as well as the details of the material that was reviewed of available IEC materials in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati on General and Reproductive Health of Adolescent girls.

Bole Kishori cover page  Bole Kishori

Edited by Medhavinee Namjoshi


Self Expressions of adolescent girls living the poor neighbourhoods in Mumbai. Through creative writing, essays, art, photographs and cartoon strips they speak of their dreams, aspirations and questions that arise in their mind.

Experiencing Girlhood  Experiencing Girlhood: Stories from Bastis in Mumbai

Edited by Sonal Shukla & Nischint Hora


Vacha Team shares stories of girls that we have interacted with in the course of our work on issues of girls and girlhood. The girls from this book are from poverty affected families, who have migrated to Mumbai in search of livelihood. Among them are people of Scheduled castes, Nomadic Communities, religious and linguistic minorities.

Maidan khula phir der kis baat ki  Maidan Khula, Ab Der Kis Baat Ki


Inspiring sketches of women from the sports field with puzzles on sports and games.

Masti ki paathshala  Masti ki Pathshaala  Games and puzzles on Health for children Hindi/Marathi
 Aaple Khel Aarogyashi mel Aple Khel Arogyashi Mel (Games women played)  Documentation of traditional games of women in Maharashtra and their implications for health.   Marathi
Jewish, Indian and Women  Jewish Indian and Women  Compilation of stories of Bene Israel women in India English
Rebecca Reuben  Rebecca Reuben-Scholar, Teacher & Community Worker Biography of a forgotten community leader.  English
balkishori-the-pre  Balkishori   Interim report of action research on girls in pre and early adolescence English
Geet Vacha  Geet Vacha  Lyrics of women’s songs  Hindi/ Marathi/ Gujarati
gender-bias  Gender bias in education of girls from poverty affected families  A research report 
manmeet  Munnmit  Health hand-book for girls with Rights approach. Hindi/Marathi
Vardhana  Vardhana  Report of a seminar on women and ageing English
Women’s Question   Women’s Question  A quiz book on women’s issues  English
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