One particular social problem is bothering me for a long time, that is ‘Menstrual Hygiene’ in women of backward and uneducated sections of society.
According to a recent study – “Only 12% of India’s 355 million menstruating women use sanitary napkins (SNs). Over 88% of women resort to shocking alternatives like unsanitised cloth, ashes and husk sand.Incidents of Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) is 70% more common among these women.”
I am from a family where I don’t have sisters. Don’t have idea about the Menstrual cycle and even don’t know the problems behind the smiles of the women.
We don’t know about back pain suffered by women.. Even today we don’t have complete awareness of menstrual cycle.
I always wonder why we are not educated with this kind of stuff. Even after marriage also women feel shy to ask their husband to bring Menstrual PADS for her. People feel shy to discuss about this topic and even me at one point of time worried in talking to girls related to this topic.
I have heard many stories where girls suffer from many problems like white discharge, bacterial infections,bleeding without proper usage of Sanitary pads.
Once in my CSR meet I came to know that, in some places of North India people are using plastic covers, in few areas women are using sand and other dangerous material instead of Sanitary pads. In some villages they use same pad for many people.
Some articles at glance in this regard:
AA rojullo surakshitanga – Article from Eenadu
I am right here to support you in distributing ‘Sanitary Pads’ to the needy . My basic idea is to provide awareness sessions in nearby schools related to ‘Sanitary an Hygiene’.
I need female volunteers to conduct awareness sessions.
Why can’t we gift a Sanitary pad as our birthday treat to a girl in need..
I am looking forward for your support and suggestions from your end in this regard.
Note: I won’t accept money, if you are willing to donate please buy pads and I can show the way to utilize them in a properly.
There are few NGO’s are working on distribution of ‘Sanitary Pads‘ but I don’t have contacts with them except Goonj.
If you have any contacts do share with me. We can work on it.
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