Across urban and rural India, menstruation is believed to be ‘impure’. Overwhelming stigma, taboos and a lack of knowledge prevents women, girls and people who menstruate from seeking healthcare, making informed choices about their bodies and participating in school and the workforce, ultimately exacerbating existing gender inequity.
Dispel stigma, shame and harmful taboos to improve participation and advocacy
Normalise reproductive bodily processes to encourage dialogue and health-seeking behaviour
Improve hygienic practices and self-care to reduce the risk of infection or illness
Encourage informed choice to improve agency
Over four weeks, our trained male and female Aarogya Saathis create safe spaces to share education around: