#UnlockAccessInCrisis : Help Women Bleed With dignity! #AmphanRelief | Milaap
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#UnlockAccessInCrisis : Help Women Bleed With dignity! #AmphanRelief

#UnlockAccessInCrisis
"I had to walk 5 kms on my first day of period to find a pack of sanitary napkins"- Sunita (name changed, a slum dweller in the southern part of Kolkata)

The year 2020 has been difficult for all of us and West Bengal like many others states in India has been battling with the COVID-19 situation and on 20th May super cyclone amphan struck. This acted as an extended challenge for West Bengal Government because of the massive level of destruction that the cyclone left behind and simultaneously increased number of covid cases.  Since lockdown was imposed, Rangeen Khidki Foundation (RKF) have been advocating for accessibility of menstrual health products and services under which we have started this campaign on Milaap. We have collaborated with multiple organisations and Institutions like Kolkata Police, government shelter homes, grassroots organizations to make menstrual hygiene products accessible. While the lockdown caused disruption of steady income, livelihood options and mobility, leading to reduced purchasing power of households, the cyclone added to the existing distress because of the destruction to homes, agricultural lands and livestock.

In our covid response work, we were already donating disposable and reusable pads, and we found it important to also support vulnerable menstruators who have been affected by Amphan.
RKF supports and advocates for sustainable menstruation and strongly feels that DSN are not a sustainable option for environmental and health concerns but we also recognise that using reusables and inducing a behavioural change in the time of covid crisis or natural disasters like cyclone or both can be a challenge. Access to supportive infrastructure like hygienic washrooms or clean water may be difficult for many menstruators.  We believe that sustainable menstruation and use of DSN is part of the same movement: ending period poverty.

RKF therefore started distributing menstrual products (both reusables and disposables) during covid response and cyclone response work and we are happy to share that in these past 2 months we have reached to over 30,000 menstruators with more than 4 lakhs of sanitary napkins (both disposable and reusables) in  Kolkata and cyclone affected areas of WB. We continue to engage in similar work in the next couple of weeks including access to menstrual health education and products to ensure menstruation is given the importance it deserves. Menstruation is normal and natural which neither stops for the Pandemic or Natural Disasters.(For more information please check “UPDATE” section)
 
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Collection of pads from Nirmaan Foundation for distribution in 4 slums
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29th July 2020
Rangeen Khidki Foundation would like to thank all our supporters, well wishers and cheerleaders for helping us accomplish this.

We have so far reached more than 27,000 menstruators with close to 41,000 packets of sanitary pads(3,28,000 pads) in more than 30 areas with the help of more than 25 partners on ground.

Thank you once again for allowing us reach so many lives and contribute in making Menstrual Hygiene accessible to thousands of menstruators.

Our campaign has managed to spread a message loud and clear that menstrual hygiene is as important as food or any other necessities. Rangeen Khidki Foundation through this campaign has tried to drive home a point that periods do not stop in the times of pandemic or disasters. Menstruators should be able to have access to menstrual products to be able to bleed with dignity. With our campaign we have seen many organisation and well as citizen led initiatives to take note of this aspect and slowly starting to include pads in their relief kits. This makes us happy and although we know it is a long way to go before we attain our goal, but it’s a start nonetheless!!

Should you want to continue to support us further, we are reachable at reachus@rangeenkhidki.in for assistance and conversations!

Thanks and Regards
Krubhakar RK
Director- Rangeen Khidki Foundation

Rangeen Khidki Foundation would like to thank all our supporters, well wishers and cheerleaders for helping us accomplish this.

We have so far reached more than 27,000 menstruators with close to 41,000 packets of sanitary pads(3,28,000 pads) in more than 30 areas with the help of more than 25 partners on ground.

Thank you once again for allowing us reach so many lives and contribute in making Menstrual Hygiene accessible to thousands of menstruators.

Our campaign has managed to spread a message loud and clear that menstrual hygiene is as important as food or any other necessities. Rangeen Khidki Foundation through this campaign has tried to drive home a point that periods do not stop in the times of pandemic or disasters. Menstruators should be able to have access to menstrual products to be able to bleed with dignity. With our campaign we have seen many organisation and well as citizen led initiatives to take note of this aspect and slowly starting to include pads in their relief kits. This makes us happy and although we know it is a long way to go before we attain our goal, but it’s a start nonetheless!!

Should you want to continue to support us further, we are reachable at reachus@rangeenkhidki.in for assistance and conversations!

Thanks and Regards
Krubhakar RK
Director- Rangeen Khidki Foundation

4th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your Support

#UnlockAccessInCrisis

As the lockdown was imposed, multiple efforts were put forward by the government to provide some relief to vulnerable and marginalized communities in terms of essential products as well as services.
A number of relief initiatives started functioning around this time led by individuals and collectives, and we didn’t come across many who covered menstruation as part of their work as well.

With lockdown, many menstruators lost the purchasing power to buy sanitary napkins, some could not access them because of restrictions of mobility and many of them faced scarcity of supply in their local store because of disrupted supplies.

This brought forth the attention that periods needed in the time of Lockdown and slowly we were approached by multiple partners who recognized the need to distribute sanitary napkins as part of their relief kits as well. While we were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, on 20th May, Amphan struck, leaving behind a massive trail of destruction in West Bengal.

This was an additional crisis, we started working more rigorously towards our relief work and so far we have reached more than 22,000 women with over 3,00,000 sanitary napkins (reusables and disposables), 4000 soaps and underwears across areas like Kolkata, Malda, Siliguri, Behrampore, Kultali, Pathar Pratima, Rangabelia, Basanti, Raidighi, Jaynagar, Canning and many more.

We are continuing to work towards making pads accessible.




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Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your Support

#UnlockAccessInCrisis

As the lockdown was imposed, multiple efforts were put forward by the government to provide some relief to vulnerable and marginalized communities in terms of essential products as well as services.
A number of relief initiatives started functioning around this time led by individuals and collectives, and we didn’t come across many who covered menstruation as part of their work as well.

With lockdown, many menstruators lost the purchasing power to buy sanitary napkins, some could not access them because of restrictions of mobility and many of them faced scarcity of supply in their local store because of disrupted supplies.

This brought forth the attention that periods needed in the time of Lockdown and slowly we were approached by multiple partners who recognized the need to distribute sanitary napkins as part of their relief kits as well. While we were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, on 20th May, Amphan struck, leaving behind a massive trail of destruction in West Bengal.

This was an additional crisis, we started working more rigorously towards our relief work and so far we have reached more than 22,000 women with over 3,00,000 sanitary napkins (reusables and disposables), 4000 soaps and underwears across areas like Kolkata, Malda, Siliguri, Behrampore, Kultali, Pathar Pratima, Rangabelia, Basanti, Raidighi, Jaynagar, Canning and many more.

We are continuing to work towards making pads accessible.




Thank you for your Support

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30th May 2020
Here’s a quick look at our report card!
We have been working tirelessly since two months and we are now reaching out to vulnerable menstruators in cyclone affected areas in West Bengal!!

We are immensely grateful to our donors, partners and well wishers!

Where lakhs of people have lost houses and livelihood, let us atleast help them experience menstruation in dignity! We urge you to donate generously!
No donation is small.

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-r-k-krubhakar#update-section?utm_medium=approved&utm_source=campaign_update

Here’s a quick look at our report card!
We have been working tirelessly since two months and we are now reaching out to vulnerable menstruators in cyclone affected areas in West Bengal!!

We are immensely grateful to our donors, partners and well wishers!

Where lakhs of people have lost houses and livelihood, let us atleast help them experience menstruation in dignity! We urge you to donate generously!
No donation is small.

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-r-k-krubhakar#update-section?utm_medium=approved&utm_source=campaign_update

Rs.396,356 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: R K Krubhakar info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

Supporters (137)

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Preeti donated Rs.201
HF
Happy donated Rs.5,700
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Anonymous donated Rs.3,000
AM
Arnab donated Rs.3,300
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Anonymous donated Rs.4,500
KP
Khudro donated Rs.10,500

Thanks for the Sanitary pads.