Such are the stories of the majority of Indian girls and all who have periods. They're navigating the path to adulthood without the proper knowledge and resources, and it can be a scary journey full of misinformation.
● 60% of Indian women suffer from anaemia, often due to a lack of knowledge about proper nutrition during their menstrual cycle
● 1 in 5 young girls suffer from PCOS, a menstrual health disorder that can lead to infertility if left untreated
● 23 million girls drop out of school annually due to menstruation-related issues and stigmas
Launched in 2020, our project Bleed In Peace provides body literacy and period education to young girls and others who have periods across India. We work with schools, communities and
people who have mental or physical disabilities in our education sessions. This year we also plan to take our project to young people who have visual impairments.
We BREAK THE SILENCE ON PERIODS and help young people understand their growing bodies. We do not stop here! Throughout the 6 months we remain in contact with our learners, conducting revision sessions and enabling community-led peer support groups as well. We also distribute sustainable menstrual care kits which include 3 reusable cloth pads that can cater to period needs for 3 years with proper care. The kids also love our activity book, the Period Pustak, that has illustrations and games to make learning about periods fun!