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Last year (2018-19) our teams held menstrual awareness sessions with more than 400 adolescent girls and women in slums, shelter homes, government schools in Delhi/NCR alone (apart from similar ongoing menstrual hygiene work in rural India).

Last year (2018-19) our teams held menstrual awareness sessions with more than 400 adolescent girls and women in slums, shelter homes, government schools in Delhi/NCR alone (apart from similar ongoing menstrual hygiene work in rural India).

Last year (2018-19) our teams held menstrual awareness sessions with more than 400 adolescent girls and women in slums, shelter homes, government schools in Delhi/NCR alone (apart from similar ongoing menstrual hygiene work in rural India). Many of these young girls move to cities from villages.and end up in slums with little or no sanitation facilities.

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I borrowed an undergarment from my daughter (when I got my periods) in the relief camp

I borrowed an undergarment from my daughter (when I got my periods) in the relief camp

Working with disaster-hit women across India, we know that after a disaster their menstrual challenges become more acute, humiliating, putting their well being and health at a big risk. Our team recently spoke about this to the Cyclone Fani hit women in Puri District of Odisha.

“I borrowed an undergarment from my daughter (when I got my periods) in the relief camp.

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These voices must be heard..

These voices must be heard..

In India, 1.8 Crore women with disability, more than 5 Crore women from tribal community, 6.5 Crore migrant women, 20+ lakh sex workers are missing their voices in addressing their challenges around menstruation.These voices must be heard.. Their menstrual challenges must come into the larger mapping of Menstrual Hygiene Management narrative.

To know more about Goonj’s Not Just A Piece initiative,

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FemmeCon women’s health festival

FemmeCon women’s health festival

Join us for a session on how Goonj builds community on menstrual health in cities and villages across India by Meenakshi Gupta, Co-Founder, Goonj and Sneha Dey Roy, Team Goonj at FemmeCon: Women’s Health Festival |
7th December 2019, India International Centre Delhi, 10 am onwards. More details in the poster!

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In Sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district

In Sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district

In Sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district, women are the major workforce comprising tea garden estates; they are the primary labor engaged in the process of cultivation and harvesting. While there is huge focus on production, women who toil the whole day, their menstrual hygiene and sanitation take a backseat on most cases.

Lack of menstrual health awareness and sanitation implies that women are more susceptible to infections and allergies.

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The Story of Cloth and the Impact on the Environment..

The Story of Cloth and the Impact on the Environment..

The  environmental  disaster  around menstruation  right  in  our  midst,  in  the  cities.  Allowing  this  same scenario  to  repeat  itself  in  the  villages,  will be  something  all  of  us working  on  this  issue,  will  have  to  be  accountable  for  in  times  to come.

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My Mother said so…!!

My Mother said so…!!

A nice breezy evening under the moon light with two torches. We were discussing about menstruation openly, frankly and loudly!!!!
I walked through the narrow lanes, climbed up the staircase and reached a small terrace in a slum where a lot of people involved in sex work live … There were no street lights but the big fat moon was shining above in its majesty.

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Realities of menstruation and drought

Realities of menstruation and drought

“कोई कोई एक कपड़ा चार बार इस्तेमाल करे है, कोई दस बार.” (some of us use one cloth 4 times while others use it 10 times). Another woman said, “माहवारी समस्या लगती है. अपनी समस्या किस्से कहे, अपने मर्द से भी नहीं कहे सकतें. जब कपड़ा गंधा भी मिल जाता है. धो कर सुखा लेते है माहवारी के लिए.” (Menstruation seems like a problem.

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Voices from the field; Tribal women speak up about NJPC & menses

Voices from the field; Tribal women speak up about NJPC & menses

“Even today at times of emergency while working in the field or when cloth is not available we use leaves from local Sal Trees.” The women of Koi tribe, Sugapada village of Daringbadi block, Odisha recently spoke to Goonj about their challenges around menstruation. Popularly called the Kashmir of Odisha; the Daringbadi block is surrounded by valleys,

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Smiling Rajasthani Women and Some Menstrual Stories

Smiling Rajasthani Women and Some Menstrual Stories

A group of women clad in the graceful traditional Rajasthani attire walked into Goonj’s Delhi processing center, it was a sight to behold. Their simple yet elegant disposition effortlessly attracted us. These women had travelled all the way from Barmer, Rajasthan along with Care India team to see Goonj’s work, especially our menstrual hygiene initiative NJPC,

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