Support for providing Sustainable Menstrual Health & Hygiene to underprivileged women.
Every year more than 23 million female students across India drop out of school due to inadequate sanitation and essential menstrual hygiene facilities and awareness. 120 million menstruating adolescents face menstrual dysfunctions, nearly 60,000 cases of cervical cancer deaths are reported every year from the country, two-thirds of which are due to poor menstrual hygiene. Menstruation has been a traditional taboo leading to inhumane practices accompanied by life-threatening consequences for women's health. Most girls use the alternative, rag cloth, used sanitary pad, which leads to fungal and bacterial infection. These women are at a high risk of contracting pathological leucorrhea and cervical cancer. Our ground activities and research-based analysis state that society's patriarchal mindset, inequality, and high illiteracy rate are responsible for poor menstrual practices among vulnerable women. It has created significant Gaps in Women's Development.
One cannot imagine the severity of problems related to menstrual hygiene in ordinary lives, and the pandemic has worsened the situation even more. In poverty-stricken families, women have resorted to the unhygienic traditional methods of menstrual practices as their funds are prioritized to meet other needs such as food or essentials. But we should understand that menstruation, an inherent part of the biological cycle, will not stop even in the pandemic. A sanitary napkin is as essential as our daily bread for healthy wellbeing. In addition to it, one can imagine that persons with disabilities face additional problems concerning access to healthcare, especially menstrual hygiene.
We not just distribute free Sanitary Pads & Personal Hygiene Kits for women also educate them about sustainable menstrual practices. We have installed 500 + Sanitary Pad Vending Machines and incinerators in girls' schools to access these products. We have implemented this initiative in 7 states and directly benefitted over 1 Million women.
Continuously this initiative is being implemented with the following objectives and activities:
We seek your support to further our efforts to benefit more females by replicating our successfully implemented initiatives.
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