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Educating women on hygiene

The Hindu, 14 August 2014

 

Over 8 lakh sanitary napkins have been distributed so far to women and girls living in slum areas of the Capital through the efforts of community mobilisers attached to the Delhi Government’s gender resource centres. The campaign aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene among “vulnerable women and young girls” was launched in 2011 and made sanitary packets accessible at affordable rates.

 

“When the campaign began we found that there was a lack of awareness about using sanitary pads and reluctance due to the cost involved in purchasing it,” said Mission Director of the Mission Convergence- Samajik Suvidha Sangam, Madhu Teotia. “Back then two companies that were manufacturing sanitary pads contacted the government expressing their desire to sell pads at subsided rates. This initiative has since seen 8.4 lakh sanitary napkins sold to community members and has made packets accessible easily through a network of 130 GRCs,” she said. Read more....