Menstrual Hygiene: Pilot project launched to provide free sanitary pads to 11,516 girls in Telangana

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is collaborating with public sector enterprise Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) on a pilot project to create awareness on menstruation and menstrual hygiene among children in government schools in Telangana

Menstrual Hygiene: Pilot project launched to provide free sanitary pads to 11,516 girls in TelanganaThe pilot project will benefit over 11,516 girl students enrolled in 75 government schools in five mandals of Telangana state. The project, taken up as part of BDL’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, is likely to be expanded to 22 more mandals in the next phases consequent upon the results. BDL has provided a funding of […]

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

Indian Red Cross Society to distribute sanitary pads to raise mark Menstrual Hygiene DayIn 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 – […]

#WomensDaySpecial: Air Vistara to offer sanitary pads on-board

Air Vistara is set to become the first airline in the country to provide sanitary pads to its female passengers. This is part of a special initiative which will be started from March 8

#WomensDaySpecial: Air Vistara to offer sanitary pads on-boardThese sanitary pads will be provided to the women on request. It aims to help ease any problems a woman might face if they do not have a sanitary pad with them. Women who face awkward situations need not worry about these problems any longer. The ‘PadsOnBoard’ initiative will offer bio-degradable sanitary pads to women […]

Two women, one mission – raising awareness on menstrual hygiene

Going onward with our series which aims to highlight various campaigns and causes undertaken by women, we bring to you the story of two crusaders who work not only provide sanitary napkins, but also disposal mechanism for it. Although, their journeys are separate their goal is the same – to ensure that each girl can access sanitary pads

Two women, one mission – raising awareness on menstrual hygieneBharti Lavekar is a well-known name in social circles and organisations which work toward improving the lives and health of women. MLA Bharti Lavekar’s ‘Tee Foundation’ had adopted 52 BMC schools in Mumbai with an aim to promote menstrual hygiene and sanitation. And apart from distributing sanitary pads, a disposal pouch was also given to […]

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s right

It was around six years ago, she came across the sadist and the scariest reality of menstruation in rural India. Women were not aware about menstrual hygiene and had a very little knowledge about it. And there still was taboo associated about openly speaking about menstruation

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s rightThe harsh reality she came across was that of cervical cancer. In Azusa taluka, Latur, Maharashtra, around 6,000 women were suffering from cervical cancer. The grim reality which she witnessed with her own eyes shook her from top to bottom. The ideal of womanhood, which she held, came crushing down in front of her eyes. […]

#TaxFreePad: My Medical Mantra’s campaign yields result   

In the month of May, My Medical Mantra had carried out a campaign called #TaxFreePad opposing the 12 per cent GST levied on sanitary napkins. Through the campaign, we reached out to Amruta Fadnavis wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and prominent women and lawmakers, who supported the campaign to make sanitary napkins GST-free

#TaxFreePad: My Medical Mantra’s campaign yields result   The growing demand to exempt sanitary napkins from GST had gained a massive following, as many social workers and prominent political figures had written to then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley demanding #TaxFreePad. Social workers, activists and politicians had slammed this decision and had openly demanded the exemption of sanitary napkins in GST. Many prominent personalities […]

Good news: Sanitary napkins made GST-free

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to exempt sanitary pads from GST. This move comes after a long struggle by social activists and organisations urging the government to remove GST from sanitary pads, as it is an essential requirement needed for a woman’s well-being. My Medical Mantra had also carried out an initiative for #TaxFreePads, urging sanitary pads to be exempted from GST

Good news: Sanitary napkins made GST-freeSpeaking in the 28th GST Council meeting in New Delhi, Finance minister Piyush Goyal has announced that sanitary napkins will be exempted from GST. The plea to exempt sanitary napkin from GST has been going on for a long time. Several woman and social organisation have been raising this issue and demanded that the sanitary […]

Maha: Soon, sanitary napkin vending machine to be installed in women jails

The Maharashtra Women's Commission says, within a month's time, they will install sanitary napkin vending machines in jails at Byculla, Thane, Kalyan, Pune, Amaravati, Aurangabad and Chandrapur

Maha: Soon, sanitary napkin vending machine to be installed in women jailsThe Maharashtra Women Commission will soon install sanitary napkin vending machines in nine jails, where women prisoners are undergoing the sentence. To make sure that the women prisoners have good hygiene, the Women Commission has taken this decision to install the vending machines and the incinerators. After the inspection of hygiene standards inside the jails, […]

Giving ‘asha’ to women: Meet this young ‘Padman’ from Pune

While everyone has watched the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Padman’ on silver screen, Pune has got a real-life Padman. Sachin Ashasubhash, a 25-year-old youngster from Pune who is making sanitary pads since the last eight months which are distributed free-of-cost in the rural areas of Maharashtra

Giving ‘asha’ to women: Meet this young ‘Padman’ from PuneAshasubhash has employed six needy women for the project who makes around 5,000 pads every month. The initiative is being run on the concept of cross subsidisation. It all started when Sachin used to distribute old clothes to needy people around a year ago. “When I used to go and visit marginalised communities, I realised […]

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should follow

Feminine hygiene has an impact on the overall health; feminine hygiene needs to be observed stringently especially during menstruation. With a lot of discussions on GST being imposed on sanitary pads, we look at what other things are important in maintaining hygiene for women

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should followMost women would believe that the only product to maintain hygiene for them during periods is a sanitary napkin or tampon. In our listicle, we look at products that can be used to maintain menstrual hygiene. When we talk about menstrual hygiene, we focus on treating vaginal discharge, infections, odour and itch issues etc. related […]
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