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Menstruation Dialogue

A call of nature that becomes a trauma

A call of nature that becomes a trauma

The unbearable trauma we can sense in the words of Shalu, Farzana, and thousands of nameless girls; the desperation, shame, unhealthy practices, compulsion, and painful silence that seems to be an inevitable outcome...

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The Journey from Just a Piece of Cloth to ‘MY Pad’

The Journey from Just a Piece of Cloth to ‘MY Pad’

Cloth is a basic need of a woman as is her self-respect and dignity. It is this symbiotic relationship between the two that calls for, “Not just a piece of cloth”. So Goonj started with the simple activity — of making a clean cotton cloth available...

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Indirect and invisible dimensions of menstruation

Indirect and invisible dimensions of menstruation

This deeply taboo issue has many impacts, which are still not part of the bigger discourse. This story touches upon some dimensions of how menstruation can be a monthly disaster for women...

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Veracity and effects of various sanitary pads available in the market

Veracity and effects of various sanitary pads available in the market

Today, a discussion and debate is raging about the veracity and effects of the various sanitary pads available in the cities and in the villages of India. One thing is clear that many people still have doubts...

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