Women and girls constitute half of India’s population. Yet, gender disparities remain a critical issue in India impacting women and girls’ education, health, and workforce participation. Data shows that girls are largely on par with boys up to adolescence, but with the onset of puberty, outcomes for girls begin to diverge and girls face increasing restrictions to their mobility and agency.
There are over 355 million menstruating women and girls in India, 4 but millions of women across the country still face significant barriers to a comfortable and dignified experience with menstrual hygiene management (MHM). A study found that 71% of girls in India 5 report having no knowledge of menstruation before their first period. 6 At menarche, schoolgirls in Jaipur, Rajasthan report their dominant feelings to be shock (25%), fear (30%), anxiety (69%), guilt (22%), and frustration (22%). Further, 70% of women in India say their family cannot afford to buy sanitary pads. And in 2012, 40% of all government schools lacked a functioning common toilet.
Thus to make aware the girls/women of rural area, we at Hamari Pahchan NGO are up with an initiative called SUKHAD in order to spread awareness about the menstruation and help the women in need by providing them with Sukhad’s Sanitary kit .
The Sukhad project aims at eradicating the taboo related to menstrual hygiene and will try to educate maximum people about periods. This year we aim to distribute 50,000 sukhad kits.
Per kit price: Sukhad kit for 1 woman = Rs. 1,400/-
Sukhad kits for 5 women = Rs 7,000/-
Thus to start this initiative we have started a Fundraiser with the renowned organization Milaap and we request you to contribute in order to fulfill the noble cause of eradicating the menstrual poverty and spread awareness on the same.