Period Stigma ko Dena hai Maat, Toh Lajja ki kya Baat
The initial motive of MTD NGO is to educate women about their menstrual hygiene with the project
Being in a developing country like India, there still remains some rural areas untouched by modernity.
There are areas where people today date do believe that the menstruation of women is a curse. The
harsh reality is that women do not take the right hygiene measures during their time of the month and
then suffer from infections and health problems. MTD NGO has chosen to carry this great responsibility
on its shoulders to educate women and young girls about their womanhood and how to keep up with
hygiene on tough days.
Through the project LAJJA, the team of MTD NGO reaches the core of the villages and helps women by
educating them about the correct measures that must be followed during their menstruation. MTD NGO
has also prepared a "MENSTRUPEDIA", a small guidebook to the rescue when there is no one near the
women during their menstruation. The book has every small detail about the hygiene standards that will
help women to ease and comfort their tough days. In a monitoring tour by MTD NGO in rural areas, it
was frequently observed that areas lack awareness about menstruation and treat it as something
dangerous or not so normal. It is sad to know that people still treat Menstruation as a taboo, stigma, or
something bad and not normal. In such areas, women also feel so uncomfortable during such days. Only
if we could just imagine the mental health of such women who are fighting with this stigma in their daily
life. Women's life in these areas is really tough and could barely be lived. In such conditions, MTD NGO
aims to give comfort and easy life to the girls and ladies living in these rural areas.
There is this very old saying "One who has a strategy is never disappointed but full of confidence and
enthusiasm." MTD NGO also has a plan of execution which has given this project LAJJA a great success in
different cities of India like Varanasi, Lucknow, barabanki of Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai in Maharashtra, and