As the world examines the challenges and achievements towards making menstruation a non-issue, on this Menstrual Hygiene Day i.e. the 28th of May, we must look at the conflicting realities making women and girls vulnerable to shame and ignorance that exists around Menstruation.
Tata Trusts has been working on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Karnataka, in the district of Yadgir since July 2018. We have been working with the adolescent girls in the schools and also with the women in the community. Breaking the silence around menstruation, introducing sustainable menstrual products (safe use and proper disposal) and following hygienic practices during the menstrual cycles have been our areas of work. Till now, we have oriented 2160 school girls and more than 232 women and on MHM.
On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Tata Trusts is organizing an event in one of the villages wherein women have been sensitized on MHM related knowledge and issues. This event is going to be women centric, educative and informative along with some indoor and outdoor games.
The event will be involving four villages – Bandalli, Yeddalli, Chamanahalli and Hattikuni with approximately 120 women, ASHA and anganwadi workers will be participating in the event.