Menstrual hygiene has been a huge matter of concern in our country. Over the last few years, the government of India has taken significant steps regarding the hygiene of the citizens and that includes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which has been one of its biggest campaigns. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) has been made a vital part of its guidelines. Now, an international organisation that works on women’s economic and social empowerment, named Inner Wheels, has taken up this important issue and has come up with a two-day conference to create awareness on menstrual hygiene. The event had the attendance of over 500 women including celebs like Kalki Koechlin, Tisca Chopra and veteran actress Shabana Azmi.
While speaking at the event, Shabana said, “I am happy that through this conference we are trying to break the taboo around menstruation and raising our voice to educate women for maintaining menstrual hygiene.”
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Congratulating the organisation for its great initiative, she said, “Empowering woman isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way you recognize the strength of a woman. We should take care of ourselves and our daughter along with son and husband equally.”
In India, menstruation is a subject that is considered as a taboo or stigma by many women even today. For some, even talking about menstruation was once considered as a great taboo. Multiple movements and organisations in today’s date that aim to educate females about sanitary hygiene.
“In India, there is a lack of menstrual hygiene primarily due to lack of knowledge and access to amenities to ensure proper health and hygiene. Many women suffer from infections due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene, resulting in poor health, and adding to healthcare burden. We believe it’s a time to change and we are at the forefront to bring this change,” said Inner wheels District Chairman Preeti Gugnani.Read More