India, even after 75 years of independence, has a taboo on the most basic and natural body function – Female Menstruation. At this time they need a safe environment that offers protection and guidance to ensure their basic health, well-being and educational opportunity is realized. Yet, millions of girls in India are disempowered by the simple biological process of menstruation.
The problems faced by women include:
- Inadequate menstrual protection makes adolescent girls miss 5 days of school in a month.
- Women are barred from entering temples and kitchens at such times.
- Instead of Sanitary Pads, women resort to shocking alternatives like unsanitised cloth, ashes and husk sand.
- As a result, are more prone to Reproductive Tract Infection and Cervical Cancer