“स्वास्थ्य को है बचाना, तो हर औरत को है पैड इस्तेमाल में लाना”
Menstruation and menstrual practices still face many social, cultural, and religious restrictions which are a big barrier in the path of menstrual hygiene management. In many parts of the country especially in rural areas girls are not prepared and aware about menstruation so they face many difficulties and challenges at home, schools, and work places. In rural areas, women do not have access to sanitary products or they know very little about the types and method of using them or are unable to afford such products due to high cost. So, they mostly rely on reusable cloth pads which they wash and use again. Needs and requirements of the adolescent girls and women are ignored despite the fact that there are major developments in the area of water and sanitation. Women manage menstruation differently when they are at home or outside; at homes, they dispose of menstrual products in domestic wastes and in public toilets and they flush them in the toilets without knowing the consequences of choking. Practices related to menstruation hygiene are of major concern as it has a health impact; if neglected, it leads to toxic shock syndrome, reproductive tract infections (RTI), and other vaginal diseases. Poor genital hygiene negatively affects adolescents’ health.
In attempt to educate those girls and women’s regarding menstruation and the hygiene need to be maintained during those days of month founders along with some volunteers of Ray foundation visited kathauta village , Takrohi in Lucknow and made them understand the importance of menstrual hygiene it’s management and proper disposal and also disturbed 75 Packet of sanitary napkins among them. The drive was a great success and a small initiative from our side to educate more and more people regarding Menstruation ,health and hygiene related to it.
NOTE – All the safety norms were maintained and every team member maintained social distancing as much as possible throughout the drive and were wearing mask all the time. We are very strict with our safety policy.
Kindly visit our website @rayfoundation if you wish to donate. Your small step can lead to a big change and bring smiles to more faces. Each and every contribution matters to us.
“You hold the power to become someone’s Ray of sunshine.”
Kindly visit our Instagram page to see more picture from the drive :