- Ronald Reagan
I am Harshita Rai, a 2nd year B.B.A.,LL.B(Hons) student. Since my childhood I always had an interest in doing social work and making positive changes in the society, I used to find peace and satisfaction in using my capabilities for improving the lives of people around me, helping those who are in need, it feels like the divinity does its duty through you. That’s why I decided to choose law as a career where I can get an opportunity to help innocent people and those subjected to certain abuses.
Now through the medium of Humari Pehnchan NGO, I have got an opportunity to work for a social cause where I’ll be working on a project called ‘Sukhad’ which basically deals with menstrual hygiene.
In a developing country like India, most of the girls don’t have access to basic menstrual hygiene products like sanitary pads. A survey shows that 88% of the women in India don’t use good quality sanitary pads and instead they go for unhygienic homemade alternatives like using old clothes for absorbing menstrual blood, using rags, sand and hay, which is proved to be really harmful for their physical health and that’s why they end up facing serious health problems. In our society, menstruation is still considered a taboo and because of this around 75% of girls in India don’t even know about menstruation until they reach their menarche and a report shows that there are around 23 million girls in India who drop out of school after they start menstruating, one of the major reasons for their dropout is lack of menstrual hygiene management.
Therefore, I have decided to work on this cause because being a woman I very well understand how important menstrual hygiene is and how lack of menstrual hygiene can affect physical and mental well-being of a woman and also the well-being of people around her.
I want to ensure women’s health by promoting safe menstrual hygiene practices, by distributing sanitary napkins to the unprivileged women, by educating girls and women about the importance of menstrual hygiene and how lack of menstrual hygiene can affect their physical health, by explaining the different ways by which a women can attain menstrual hygiene, by making the women understand that menstruation is merely a biological process just like any other natural processes like giving birth, and there is nothing to be ashamed of, by breaking all the social and religious taboos, by prioritizing better toilet facilities in schools and homes.
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You can read more about this NGO on www.hamaripahchan.org