If a girl marries at an early age, What was the hurry?
If a girl wears Suits/Saree, She is a Bhenji(Aunty).
If a girl wear short skirts/dresses, She is characterless.
No matter what girls/Women do, they are always judged at every stage.
We are a team of young volunteers running an NGO named Vijay Laxmi Foundation based in Ambala, Haryana. Our mission is Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.
Haryana is the most affected state when it comes to the mindset and the condition of girls and women living here. Girls and Women are judged at every point whether it is the clothes they wear, the way they talk, going outside to play. It is like they can’t make their own decisions and if they do anything in their favour they are considered less of a ‘Sanskari girl’ or ‘characterless’.
The time they are born to their teenage years, they are continuously told to learn the household chores, so that they can be married off to a better man or in a better family.The whole purpose of their lives just get limited to preparing themselves for a groom.
Not just Haryana, almost everywhere in India such stereotypes prevails.
One of the most prevailing Stereotype is ‘PERIOD STIGMA’.To curb that, we keep on organising workshops and campaigns to normalize period talks.
Few days back, we organised #myperiodstory campaign where all the girls came forward to share their first period experience with us.
Now, we are coming up with a Sanitary Pad Distribution Drive to donate pads to girls/women in rural areas of Haryana ,to educate and aware them regarding this taboo and menstrual Hygiene.
We will be providing 1 Sanitary Pad for 1 Rs under the Suvidha Government Scheme.
We will be providing One Year supply of pads to all the women/Girls in rural areas of Haryana.This requires funds and donation. We request you to make whatever small donation you are comfortable with and support us in this cause.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
A wise men once said,
Alone we can do so little
Together we can do so much.