In India, menstruation is surrounded by myths and misconceptions with a long list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for women. These menstrual practices are still considered taboos to discuss as a result of which, adolescent girls lack knowledge and remain ignorant of the scientific facts and hygienic health practices, which may result into adverse health outcomes. Not just adolescent girls, even old women do not clearly understand the reason it happens and don't know that it is a natural thing to happen to women. Because it is hushed, majority of girls do not understand the changes the body goes through and how to cope with it. Most importantly, they aren’t aware of how to maintain a proper menstrual hygiene.
Poor menstrual hygiene is one of the major reasons for the high prevalence of reproductive track and urinary track infections in the country and contributes significantly to female morbidity.
Good menstrual practice includes changing of pads every 4-5 hours and wrapping it in a paper before disposing it off, washing vagina regularly during periods which will help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, using soap to wash your hands.
Hamari Pahchan NGO has been working on several initiatives to try to do away with social inequalities. One of their many awe inspiring projects is Project Sukhad, which endeavours to help underprivileged women spend their periods comfortably with proper means and information. We strive to disseminate the facts around periods to these women and ensure the myths get dispelled. Please help this cause with your contribution. Every contribution is significant and makes an enormous impact on their lives.
Providing sanitary pads, educating them on proper menstrual hygiene, and raising awareness that 'periods' and discussing them is not a taboo topic, but rather a normal method.
स्वस्थय को है बचाना तो हर औरत को है पैड इस्तेमाल मे लाना We are also conducting distribution drives every week where 'Sukhad Kit' is distributed which includes pads, soap, paper envelopes for disposal, and other essential items. हमारी पहचान बना रही है महिलाओ को सशक्त Project sukhad is the need of the hour and we all need to unite for the cause. WE ARE PLANNING TO DISTRIBUTE AROUND 50K SUKHAD KITS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED WOMEN throughout the year.
Per kit price:
Sukhad kit for 1 woman = Rs. 1,400/-
Sukhad kits for 5 women = Rs 7,000/-
KIT INCLUDES 24 packets of the sanitary pad 6 packets of soap Disposable paper envelopes.
I respectfully request that you all donate to this cause. Even a single penny makes a significant difference. I can tell the difference. The more you participate, the more I will be able to assist these ladies with their menstrual issues. Or you can donate through the website as well www.hamaripahchan.org
You can read more about this NGO on www.hamaripahchan.org