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Sehat - Donate Sanitary Napkins To Underprivileged Girls
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    Impoverished menstruating women

    from New Delhi, Delhi

At any given time, girls across India cannot afford sanitary napkins. Instead, they use cloth, grass, newspapers, and other unhygienic materials that increase their risk of contracting infections. It is estimated that over 80% of all women in India do not have access to sanitary products during menstruation.

Female menstruation is still considered a social taboo and as such, 9 out of 10 girls are unaware of their menstrual cycles. The ones who are aware of it are not open to talking about it.

Those who purchase their own sanitary products are all too familiar with their products being wrapped in paper to “shield” the public from any knowledge of the existence of a period.

This packet of sanitary napkins will be distributed for free to girls in Govt. schools, slums, orphanages in the age group of 12 to 20.

Our mission is to raise awareness of gender issues and bring them out in the open. Through our programs, we teach young girls that their menstrual cycles are natural, a sign of good reproductive health, and is something they have in common with girls in countries worldwide!

Furthermore, we hold sessions with the mothers of the girls to bring the topic of menstruation out into the open, allow them to ask questions, and look at menstruation for the natural and healthy process it is.

Through our programs, we aim to improve the health and the quality of life for girls and women across the country and we need your support to reach as many girls as possible with sanitary products.

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