Menstrual hygiene

Addressing Period Poverty & Environmental degradation

Modern-day disposal pads are toxic, non-biodegradable, that ultimately clog our landfills for decades while the Lack of affordable menstrual hygiene products adds to the financial woes of underprivileged women. To address twin problems of environmental degradation and period poverty, we educate women and adolescent girls regarding the importance of menstrual hygiene, the hazards of disposable pads on women’s health, and the environment. We urge the use of eco-friendly sanitary products like menstrual cups and cloth pads. Women form groups and discuss their experiences during menstruation and encourage each other to adopt suggested eco-friendly sanitation products. This program is helping underprivileged slum women and girls to change the conservative attitudes around menstruation.

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Shelter Associates

SA was founded by architects in 1994 with a passion to ensure equitable access to essential services for the urban poor. SA follows a data-driven, multistakeholder approach to designing and implementing community-centric solutions around sanitation and social housing issues. Know More

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