Help Underprivileged Women To Get Access To Proper Menstrual Hygiene | Milaap
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Help Underprivileged Women To Get Access To Proper Menstrual Hygiene
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  • Vanshika

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    Vanshika Jain
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    Menstrual Hygiene For Underprivileged Women

    from New Delhi, Delhi

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Hi, I'm Vanshika Jain a student from Bal Bharati Public School. The cause I chose to work on is the Sukhad Project. I chose it because I know most people don't care much about menstrual hygiene or the struggles underprivileged women and transgender people face every month because they are being denied hygienic products which in turn is denying them basic rights. After I researched a bit about what it's like for underprivileged women and trans people who don't have access to menstrual hygiene products, I realised how important it is to not only help them get access to these products but also how important it is to educate them about menstrual hygiene. Menstruation is often dismissed as a highly taboo topic in our society and it isn't openly discussed. Sukhad not only brings light to what these people go through but also helps in destroying the taboo that surrounds menstruation. Distributing the Sukhad kits will definitely help these people out. I think it's really important to end the stigma that menstruation is something "dirty" or something that needs to be spoken about secretly. Not just girls but also boys should also be taught about menstruation and struggles people face every month, this will help to make menstruation a topic that can be discussed more openly. Educating boys about menstruation would also help in creating a more trans-inclusive space. Everyone should not only educate themselves but others too about menstruation. The shame that most people are made to feel on their periods is irrational and unjustified. Girls are taught that menstruation is something they can't discuss openly, especially with boys, and this creates a sense of shame. According to one study, 71% of adolescent girls in India are unaware of menstruation until they get it themselves.Campaigners say it shows that parents rarely prepare their daughters for something they know is bound to happen. And this unpreparedness leads to so much avoidable fear and anxiety. According to one study, only 36% of India's 355 million menstruating females use sanitary napkins, while the rest use old rags, husk, ash, leaves, mud and soil and such other life-threatening materials to manage their flow. It's time we speak up about these issues and not dismiss them just because they're so normalised. Please share this fundraiser to your friends, colleges, family members, etc. And donate! No matter the amount, it's for a good cause!

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