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) with adolescent girls in schools and also with women in the communities. 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.
On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Himmotthan, an associate organisation of the Trusts is organizing an event called MHM Mela or Mahvaari Mahotsav. This event is going to be women-centric, educative and informative along with some fun activities.
The event will be held in Surkanda Inter-College in Jaripani, Uttarakhand with approximately 500 community/SHG women.