Period Stigma ko Dena hai Maat, Toh Lajja ki kya Baat!
In India, around 23 million girls drop out of school completely when they begin menstruation. Out of the 355 million females who are of menstruating age in the country, only 25 per cent use sanitary napkins or any other hygiene products.
Discrimination against menstruating women is widespread in India, where periods have long been taboo and considered impure. Therefore, it is of utmost urgency that we bust all myths, create awareness, and promote a safe and healthy period for all. It is high time that we raise our voices against the discrimination faced against everyone who bleeds and makes society realize that #MenstruationMatters.
Our Aim and How We Work
Our project's goal is to attain a perfectly safe hygienic lifestyle by creating healthy habits among young girls and women. This project's essence also lies in educating and empowering the young minds of rural and downtrodden areas by introducing to them high-quality sanitary pads and their uses. Menstrual hygiene awareness campaigns are hosted by our team in schools and educational institutions for children hailing from economically backward backgrounds.
To ensure the safe disposal of menstruation waste, it is important we replace rags with pads. This is why we have held sanitary napkins distribution in urban slums, villages, downtrodden areas, localities, and neighborhoods to underprivileged adolescent girls, migrants, sex workers, and women.
Project Lajja also includes the team taking online webinars, activities, and sessions with medical professionals and activists relating to their take on period stigma and why talking about menstruation is important as the first step.
Our Work So Far
We work all over India and so far our campaign has reached states like Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
Active cities - Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, Barabanki
Number of women and school children impacted - 750+
Number of pads donated - 1100+
Total sessions conducted so far - 10+
How YOU Can Be a Part
Here is how your donation can help:
Provide sanitary pads to the underprivileged and help them take the first towards a healthier period.
Fund our offline menstrual hygiene awareness sessions which help us reach the neediest of neighbourhoods and localities.
Sponsor a Menstrual Hygiene Kit for a needy adolescent.
You may wish to provide us with sanitary pads directly as well.
In 5 years, we wish to cover the entirety of India by propagating menstrual hygiene and how to dispose of used sanitary pads properly.