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Apna Time Aayega - The Red Cycle

In 2019, Meemansa, of The Red Cycle, was invited to Kotri village of Ajmer by Manthan Sanstha, a local NGO, to conduct a menstrual awareness session for the women belonging to the Bagariya community of the village. During this visit, Komal Devi, a 25-year-old Bagariya woman, welcomed Meemansa into her hut and shared her worries about how the Bagariya women are addressing their menstrual needs (menstruation is colloquially referred to as ‘time’), and how their social status is prejudiced because they are excluded from the main village due to their caste and nature of labour.


Komal, who practices open bleeding, is forced to sit in a corner of her house during her ‘time’ due to lack of access to absorbent cloth, water, and sanitation. This restricts her mobility and has an adverse impact on her livelihood (despite being employed under the MGNREGA). Some of her friends use polyester fabric from their old ghaghra and dupattas, and share this cloth with other menstruating women. Meemansa wanted to help Komal, but realized that this problem was bigger than Komal and was the living reality of every Bagariya woman.

The acute water scarcity in the village due to declining groundwater levels and proximity to the Sambhar Salt Lake has forced the Bagariyas to ration water for drinking, cooking, washing utensils, sanitation needs, etc. Komal and her friends feel that their situation is worsened by lack of privacy, low immunity, and poor health due to reduced water consumption and nutrition.


Through our Apna Time Aayega project, The Red Cycle and Manthan Sanstha, want to inquire, understand, and analyse the challenges faced by menstruating persons in the target community in order to derive long-term sustainable community interventions and to secure their menstrual health rights. You are integral to identifying and implementing this vision! Your donations will enable The Red Cycle to:  

  • Place a Field Associate for a period of 10 months - who will live with the community to closely understand the prevailing social, cultural, economic, and political reality of the target community;
  • Conduct an on-ground need assessment and an online campaign coordinating the community-level efforts with the stakeholders and decision-makers along with amplifying the community’s needs.

Komal started listing some of her dreams: complete her secured days of employment under the MGNREGA scheme, move around during her ‘time’, get nutritious food for her 7-year-old daughter, have access to clean water. Meemansa thinks that The Red Cycle, with your help, can work towards helping Komal and others fulfill their dreams. Will you?

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25th August 2020
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Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far. To help raise the amount faster for the campaign cause, Milaap is offering a 5% matching on all the payments (till the funds last). This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 50 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.05X the impact.

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Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far. To help raise the amount faster for the campaign cause, Milaap is offering a 5% matching on all the payments (till the funds last). This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 50 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.05X the impact.

You can help via the following methods:

1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-the-red-cycle

2. Donating via UPI Apps (GooglePay/BHIM/PhonePe etc) To UPI ID:
givetomlp.theredcycle1@icici

Please support and share the campaign with your contacts and networks.

Regards,
Team Milaap.
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