Indian Red Cross Society to distribute sanitary pads to raise mark Menstrual Hygiene Day

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Mumbai is dedicated to uplift the dignity of women. It has started an awareness campaign on the much-neglected topic menstruation

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In order to raise awareness and reach out to the masses, the IRCS has conducted talks, role plays and presentation to educate young girls on menstrual hygiene.

The IRCS Mumbai, is doing an awareness campaign on menstrual hygiene by distributing annual packages of sanitary napkins to underprivileged girls in the city.

Last Year, IRCS – Mumbai’s menstrual hygiene management project reached over 5,000 students from economic weaker section of the society in Mumbai. Each girl was provided a packet of sanitary napkins consisting of 12 packets (each for one month).

This year the organisation continued contributing to the cause by spreading awareness and distributed free sanitary napkins to at least 7,000 underprivileged girls so far.

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) is an annual awareness day celebrated on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

The theme of Menstrual Hygiene Day this year is “#NoMoreLimits – Empowering Women and Girls Through Good Menstrual Hygiene”.

The IRCS is celebrating the day with Tribal women of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It will be organised at the Community Center, Balwadi Chunapada, inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali. The programme will start at 10 am.