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Breaking the silence: World Menstrual Hygiene Day
Posted on 30 May, 2016 08:43 PM
World Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28
Aimed at breaking myths and taboos surrounding menstruation, May 28 is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day across the world.
Towards a trash-free period
Posted on 27 May, 2016 08:11 PM
For centuries, women have fashioned receptacles from locally available absorbants to soak up menstrual discharge. Softened papyrus was used by women in ancient Egypt, while in other parts, materials like wool, paper, vegetable fiber, grass, animal skin, and moss were used to create makeshift tampons and pads [1].
Can the ‘Pad Piper’ lure away social taboos related to menstruation?
Posted on 25 Oct, 2015 09:00 AM

He wore pads, he figured out how to make them, and he's given rise to social enterprises around making biodegradable pads. Meet the 'Pad Piper' in this film by the same name.

Authored by: Manu Moudgil

The menses monologues: Of dignity, awareness and acceptance
Posted on 08 Aug, 2015 01:43 AM

India’s communal fabric is one characterized by immense diversity of practices and belief systems. Local history, environment and culture sculp the way people behave, both as individuals as well as a community as a whole.

May 28, 2015 - World Menstrual Hygiene Day
Posted on 27 May, 2015 02:21 PM

May 28th is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day annually across the globe to raise awareness and break the silence around menstruation and menstrual hygiene management.

As part of the celebrations, WASH United, along with its partners organizes several events across continents. Here's a list of all the action in India.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - Menstruation and menstrual hygiene management
Here is an FAQ that answers some of the most pertinent questions on adolescence and menstruation.
Posted on 26 May, 2015 02:00 PM

In the world’s second most populous country with nearly 355 million menstruating women, 23% of adolescent girls drop out of school after their first period. Only 12% of females in the country use sanitary pads. 10% of girls in India believe that menstruation is a disease [1]!

Menstruation and menstrual hygiene
Breaking the silence: Menstruation myths busted
Posted on 25 May, 2015 11:07 AM

Menstruation is probably one of the least talked about and ill-understood biological concepts. Despite being a natural physiological function of the female human body, similar to urination or defecation, the menstruation discourse is often shrouded by reticence.

Book: 'Sanitation in Gram Panchayats' from the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India
Posted on 04 Mar, 2015 07:49 PM

The 73rd amendment to the Constitution of India made Gram Panchayats the hub of all activities in the rural sphere. It gave legitimacy to Panchayat institutions, devolving powers as well as finances for their effective functioning.

Towards sustainable sanitation and toilet design
Posted on 23 Feb, 2015 02:02 PM

Author: Madhu Thakar

Open defecation cannot be eliminated just by providing a hole in the ground with an oversized umbrella over it and christening it a ‘toilet’. There appears to be an unseemly hurry in building toilets all over the country without understanding the theory behind them.

Addressing the hygiene needs of pubescent kids
Posted on 29 Dec, 2014 11:53 AM

The rights and needs of the fairer sex being overlooked by a male dominated society is not something that is unheard of. Access to education, health services and sanitation are given a cold shoulder when it concerns women.