Myself Supreeti, a volunteer of Hamari Pahchan NGO. I am working with them on their Project SUKHAD to spread awareness about Menstrual Hygiene.
Do you know how many women living in India? Some crores, right? What is their biggest fear? No, you are partially correct, besides sexual harassment, the biggest fear amongst major fears of Indian woman is called a period. Do you know what is the major reason behind it? Taboo – a five-word threat killing thousands of women, forcing them to go through immense pain. From the crores from which I start only 36% has reached sanitary napkin a healthy period kit. What about the rest? There’s a long list which contains cloth, leaves etc. Causing a statistic of 60000 cervical cancer death and some thousands of deaths due to infection. It also causing fungal and bacterial infection in reproductive tract, irritation, and skin diseases. For not maintain proper hygiene they are not comfortable during these days and cant give more potential in their works. Besides this infection on urinary tracts and hepatitis b are also happened. A major part of women are using cloth, improper cleaning of clothes are incising the chance of infection. A negligible amount of women know about the proper maintaining of nutrition during the period.
The NGO HAMARI PECHAN has been started a great initiative of fundraising for a project called ‘sukhad’ project to help thousands of women to prevent death and serious diseases. Through this project, it is trying to reach out to more and more amount of people. The NGO is trying to collect 50000 sukhad kits through this fundraising initiative. Another major aim of this initiative is to clear out all the taboos regarding periods in our society. Coming to the sukhad kit- which includes-24 packets of sanitary pads, disposable paper, and soaps. We hope this one kit will reduce the problem of women for a large time. Our request for all people out there to spread your hands towards them to have a painless, taboo less society. You are a girl/woman? You can feel the pain I think. You are a boy? You can try to understand and can try to give some funds for your fellow human being. Let us help them to live a comfortable life, let us save them from the painful death.