NGO Working for Women's Rights in India
Initiatives Under

Mahiney ke wo Paanch Din

Why a programme on Menstrual Hygiene?

Good menstrual hygiene is essential for the health and dignity of girls and women. Discussions on menstrual hygiene are important for adolescent girls to clarify existing myths and misconceptions around menstruation. Improving menstrual hygiene is important from the point of view of personal comfort and increased mobility. It also reduces the likelihood of infections resulting from poor hygienic practices during menstruation. Providing girls with the knowledge and skills on maintaining menstrual hygiene improves school attendance among girls who may not attend school on those days or even drop out of school altogether.

Promoting menstrual hygiene is achieved through:
  • Provision of health education to girls and women on menstruation and menstrual hygiene
  • Increasing community act on to improve access to clean toilets with water, both in the home and in schools
  • Promoting the availability and use of new age sanitary products
  • Enabling safe disposal of sanitary products.
NGO Working for Women's Rights in India
NGO Working for Women's Rights in India

MKWPD Campaign

The campaign aimed to provide MHM training under Training of Trainers (TOT) programme:
  • 108 schools shortlisted in Hapur district(selected 1 teacher from each school)
  • Mega workshop was conducted on Thursday,18th May 2023 at these 108 schools at one go and spread awareness among 25968 girls in one day.
  • Distribution of biodegradable sanitary napkins among 25698 girls to promote green menstruation.
  • Tree/sapling plantation drive at every school to promote environment sustainability

Why is there a need to reach out to this population?

  • Menarche and menstruation are topics that are not discussed openly – leading to a lack of accurate information and education.
  • There is poor understanding of healthy menstrual hygiene practices, and the risk that poor menstrual hygiene poses to women and their reproductive health.
  • Traditionally cloth, ash, sand, hay, and other material have been used by women, and there is low awareness of the risks that the use of these materials pose.
  • Embarrassment and lack of effective options to ensure menstrual hygiene could lead to school absenteeism or even dropouts.
NGO Working for Women's Rights in India