‘Sanitary Pads’ an essential item for women during periods. It is one of the hidden items that many women feel shy to purchase in many parts of the world. We all know what a sanitary pad or sanitary napkin is, but many women are unaware of the product and continue to use the other substitute of it. A sanitary pad pack is often sold by wrapping it in a newspaper or putting it in a black plastic bag. People’s mentality towards the sanitary napkin is not appropriate, and women get worried about the derogatory comments people might give to her when they come to know that she is carrying a pack of the sanitary napkin.
It’s time to change the mentality of people towards sanitary napkins. It must be termed as crucial as other products that are essential for living a healthy life. Women who often use dirty clothes, ashes, dry leaves, and sandbags; get attack by various menstrual disorders that include irritation, rashes, and infection in the intimate area. Some are curable; others last longs for a lifetime.
It is an urgent need to create an awareness regarding the importance of using sanitary pad during the menstruation cycle. Rotaract and Rotary Club of Guwahati takes one such step; by distributing around 5900 sanitary pads to Assam’s Baksa District’s female students.
Distribution of Sanitary Pads to female students of Assam’s Baksa District:
Last month on International Women’s Day, the Rotaract and Rotary Club of Guwahati Luit, in association with Baksa District BTAD Journalist Association; organized an educational seminar on Menstruation hygiene; #WeForHer4.0 initiative in Subankhata School of Baksa District of Assam.
Topics such as menstrual hygiene, sanitary pad, sanitary pad usage, and disposal of the menstrual cycle are discussed in the seminar. Along with giving period education to female students, the team also distributed 5900 sanitary pads to girls. Tushar Jalan, Rotaract District Head (North-East India), applaud the team’s efforts and state that in the past three years, the project was founded by the Rotaract Club of Guwahati Luit, has execute globally in more than 15 countries that include:
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa, etc.
He also encouraged girls to adopt modern and safe methods of hygiene during the menstruation cycle. Tushar Jalan also stated that 11000 unprivileged rural girls have benefitted from the educational seminar and distributed 1lakh 50 thousand sanitary pads.
The Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Senior Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, and Past Rotary International Presidents Barry Rassin and Ian Riseley have also appreciated and applauded the team project.
It was a remarkable initiative by the Rotaract and Rotary Club of Guwahati Luit by providing period education to female students in Baksa District, Assam. Stree Sanman has also installed more than a thousand Sanitary Napkin Vending machines and Smokeless Incinerators to offer easy access to sanitary napkins to women during periods. Stree Sanman has also conducted a webinar on Menstruation Cycle, where Dr. Aditi Bolke shared solutions to various menstrual disorders faced by women during the menstruation cycle. There were around more than 50 women who participate in the webinar and ask multiple questions related to menstrual problems.