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Menstrual Hygiene Day:Help Disadvantaged Menstruators Bleed with Pride
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    Sachhi Saheli
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Disadvantaged Menstruators

    from New Delhi, Delhi

An initiative of ZebPay and Sachhi Saheli for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 to provide menstrual health literacy and aid dignified and hygienic menstrual health & hygiene management. 


This Menstrual Hygiene Day, Sachhi Saheli and ZebPay intend to promote safe sanitary practices within 200 disadvantaged mentruators and invites your support in donating a 5P Pouch (Hygiene Kit) or more so that they can bleed with pride and manage it with confidence. Each pouch costs INR 150 and can make menstruation a smooth sailing process for the individual(s). Your contribution towards one or more pouches will truly make a positive difference by empowering a menstruator with the mindset to shift to safe and hygienic practices and by doing so you are are also aligning your efforts with this year's theme of Menstrual Hygiene Day- 'Making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030'.

What is a ‘5 P Pouch’?
As the name suggests, it’s a pouch that consists of 5 items starting from the letter 5 P that ensures that a menstruator is not only prepared for an untimely or sudden period but is also able to manage it effectively and hygienically. In the pouch there is a panty, a pad, a paper, a paper bag and a paper soap. The pouch does not only keep all the products handy in one place but also combats the shame around carrying all these products in clear view and gives the menstruator the confidence to own their period and manage it without any hesitation whatsoever.  In our society and beyond it as well, periods are so deeply stigmatized that there are little to no conversations around it. Whatever little conversations that do happen, happen in hushed voices and cover only the bare minimum. Unfortunately, these conversations are also a privilege, and so are the period management products. Menstruators living in the marginalized communities barely have access to knowledge, conversations and products which is why they resort to unhygienic practices which puts them at risk of various infections among other medical issues. In order to break the silence in such communities and promote hygienic practices, Dr. Surbhi Singh, a practicing gynecologist and President, Sachhi Saheli has conceptualized the ‘5 P Pouch’.
 
Why promote the use of the ‘5 P Pouch’ within disadvantaged sections?
Due to prevailing stigma and lack of knowledge several  menstruators in India still in India are unable to manage their periods in a healthy and a hygienic manner which leaves them susceptible to ill health and an undignified experience. It is only when menstruators are equipped with proper knowledge and resources, that they will be able to move from a place of period anxiety to a place of confidence.
In order to break the stigma, conversations and resources need to reach these menstruators. One such way of extending this support is through the '5 P Pouch'.

About Sachhi Saheli
Sachhi Saheli is a Delhi-Based NGO of self-motivated people comprising of doctors, teachers, journalists, students, and educationists who have taken up the challenge of eradicating stigmas surrounding menstruation in order to make the society a better and a safer place for girls and women.

About ZebPay
ZebPay is India’s oldest and most-loved Bitcoin and crypto asset company, helping ⅔ of India’s crypto owners buy their first Bitcoin since 2014. We are one of the fastest-growing and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, headquartered in Singapore. With a recently established presence in Australia, we continue our rapid expansion across continents, attracting both crypto-traders and crypto-focused investors from across the globe. We take great pride in our exceptional security protocols and provide cryptographically verifiable Proof of Reserve. With offices spread across multiple continents, we continue to grow from strength to strength with our specialized blockchain and Bitcoin teams.




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