The woman of today has achieved great success in every imaginable facet of life. Even in such an environment, menstruation remains an area of acute concern where women empowerment is still a pipe dream. One of the immediate challenges being faced in today’s world is the achievement of universal access to one of the most basic of human rights, ‘Safe and secure sanitation’.
In India about 36% of India’s 336 million menstruating women use sanitary napkins. And with the Covid-19 crisis, this number has gone down rapidly.
Over 23% of girls’ dropout of school completely after reaching puberty.
66% of girls are unaware of menstruation before their first period.
70% women think menstrual blood is dirty.
Over 85% of women who menstruate use unsafe materials, resort to shocking alternatives like unsensitized cloth, ashes and husk, sand and leaves. Incidents of Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) is 70% more common among these women. This puts women and girls at risk of contracting cervical cancer, Hepatitis B and various infections of the reproductive and urinary tracts, to name a few.
1. Addressing the gaps and challenges of menstrual hygiene and management for the last women by engaging comprehensively with all key stakeholders.
2. Distribution of 1 Million sanitary napkins to disadvantaged poor women and underprivileged girls by end of December 2022.
Breaking the culture of shame and silence around menstruation for the last women in rural and slum India and addressing their menstrual hygiene challenges with a Triple A approach on menstrual Access, Awareness and Affordability.
Project Secu-Periods: The lack of access to Sanitary Pads is truly appalling, no matter what the reason. There are thousands of women in need of effective menstrual products, basic items we consider a necessity. Together we can help make a difference in these women’s lives.
The Secu-Periods is a simple idea and within this simplicity lies its inherent brilliance. The initiative aims to become a bridge, between donors, volunteers and those in need. Donors can donate either money or sanitary pads itself and we’ll make sure, it reaches those in need for the same.
The beneficiaries will be entitled to a full year sanitary pads donation while following up on their hygienic living. During the first phase, the project will focus on sponsoring 10,000 women’s & girl’s education by keeping them in schools and community health centers through providing free sanitary pads and educating them on proper hygiene, sexual and reproductive health living.
How you can help?
Guide marginalized women towards better menstrual health for many monthly cycles. Help as many women as you can.
₹ 400 - Helps one woman with a reusable period kit with multiple pads/cloth inserts
₹ 800 - Helps 2 women with reusable period kits with multiple pads/cloth inserts
Please support us together, we can overcome the taboo of menstruation while ensuring sanitary products reach to those most in need.