May 13, 2013: “If women can have moustaches we can all talk about menstruation”. With this message WASH United kicked off May MENSTRAVAGANZA, a 28-day campaign to raise awareness and break the silence around menstruation and menstrual hygiene.
Messages are posted on the campaign website: wash-united-may-menstravaganza.tumblr.com and on Twitter using hashtag #MENSTRAVAGANZA
New Delhi, May 3, 2013: In the first phase, the Scheme for Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene has been started as a pilot in 152 districts across 20 States in 2010. Supply of sanitary napkins in 107 districts in 17 States has started in a centralised supply mode, wherein sanitary napkins have been supplied by Government of India under NRHM’s brand-name, ‘Freedays’.
April 2013: The main purpose of this resource is to provide a comprehensive resource on menstrual hygiene that supports the development of context-specific information for improving practices for improving practices for women and girls in lower and middle income countries.
Dhading, Nepal, Apr 1, 2013: A majority of girl students of Jana Jagriti Secondary School in Thakre VDC - 3 deliberately missed classes during periods. However, this is no longer so after the school started distributing sanitary pads to girl students.
Girl students do not avoid classes during periods after we started distributing sanitary pads, informed Principal Saroj Karki. He said this was made possible through contribution from teachers in the school.
New Delhi, Mar 12, 2013: The business management students of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) are engrossed in some social welfare work these days.
Tiruchi, Mar 13, 2013: BHEL has, under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, sanctioned Rs.55 lakh to Bharathidasan University for providing incinerators to 150 institutions in eight jurisdictional districts under the auspices of Women Involved in Sanitation and Hygiene (WISH) Forum.
Promoting sanitation and menstrual hygiene management, the forum will implement the project over a three-year period, Vice Chancellor and chairperson of WISH forum K. Meena said.
Mar 4, 2013: Shahanaz Parveen, a student in class VIII, remembers how she used to stay home from school during her menstrual periods. She felt uncomfortable by the lack of separate toilet facilities for girls, and the difficulty of discussing the subject.
Now she happily talks openly about menstruation, in a meeting with 20 other adolescent girls from her village and BRAC Programme Assistant Asma Khatun. “This is one of the five villages I cover,” Asma explains.
Mangalore, March 1, 2013: Mass Communication and Media Studies students of St Aloysius College here are gearing up to organise a sanitary hygiene awareness drive exclusively for women.
The Department of Mass Communication in association with the Primary Health Centre, Urwa, are organizing the awareness drive on a theme - 'Mahileyaralli Suchitvathe: A Sanitary hygiene awareness drive for women'.
Prisca D'Costa and Tanya Pereira, coordinators, told TOI that the drive will commence at Tannirbavi beach in Bengre village on March 2.
London, Feb 11, 2013: More than 300 million women and girls in India do not have access to safe menstrual hygiene products, endangering their health, curtailing their education and putting their livelihoods at risk, say experts at the Geneva-based Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).
At least 23 percent of girls in India leave school when they start menstruating and the rest miss an average of five days during each monthly menstrual period between the ages of 12 and 18, according to WSSCC, a partnership run by government, non-governmental org