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Campaign, Community Service, Gifting, Girls in Need, Health, Increase Access, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, MHDay2019, Period, Period Positive, Period Poverty -

28th May of every year is regarded as World Menstrual Hygiene Day. To celebrate MH Day this year, we ran a campaign to gift sanitary pads to young girls who are less privileged than us. The objective of this campaign is to enable these kids with clean and sanitary means of managing their period. We aim to do this by weaning them off old rags and cloth, which they currently use as absorbents, and introduce them to sanitary pads. We conducted Round 2 and Round 3 of our gifting drive on Monday, 1st July, at a BMC Medical Outpost and...

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It is a known fact that even in this day and age, menstruation is a big hush hush among society. To add to that, menstrual hygiene is a big problem among women in both urban and rural areas. This causes a lot of problems to women at schools and colleges, and even at their workplaces! Ever wondered what could be the reason behind the taboo? It is, primarily, ignorance and lack of knowledge. Here are a few things we could do to ensure more awareness about menstruation, menstrual hygiene, and effective disposal of menstrual waste – Education – Girls must...

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Campaign, Community Service, Gifting, Girls in Need, Health, Increase Access, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, MHDay2019, Period, Period Positive, Period Poverty -

Menstruation. Period. Some of us own it, while it's a taboo for some. The length of a menstrual cycle is, most commonly, 28 days. Of these 28 days, women menstruate - or get their period - for an average of 5 days. Hence 5/28, which is 28th May in the MM/DD format, is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day! Through the efforts of the organizers and their partners, what MH Day does is: breaks the silence, raises awareness and changes negative social norms around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), and engages decision-makers to increase the political priority and catalyze action for MHM, at global,...

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body positivity, body shaming, lifestyle -

While looking at yourself in the mirror, have you ever caught yourself wishing you looked prettier? Doesn’t every woman feel self-conscious in front of the mirror? This self-consciousness with regards to appearances is largely due to the established imperfect ideas of beauty - which has paved the way for body shaming. Over the last decade, body shaming has been aggravated due to social media. Someone posts a photo of themself in a bikini, showing off their curves, and there will be people who body shame in the comments. “You look fat in that dress”, “That dress is too revealing for...

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  In today’s world, where women are fighting hard to make their mark, those five days of the month are dreaded by most, no? Those five days of pain, discomfort and mood swings are just not welcome. And many even wonder why do we have to go through this gruesome event month after month for half of our life? Let me give you an Ayurvedic perspective to this. Most people know Ayurveda as the science of Indian medicine. But that’s not it! Because Ayurveda is about ‘Health’ first and then ‘Medicine’. The term ‘Ayurveda’ literally translates to ‘The Science of...

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