Not Just a Piece of Cloth

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₹ 137,029 Raised
out of ₹ 2,000,000

75 Contributors

₹ 137,029 Raised
out of ₹ 2,000,000

75 Contributors

Background 

Menstruation is often termed as a 'Women's Issue' worldwide but how often have we heard it being termed as a Human Issue. Menstruation is a basic biological process and a monthly occurrence for women and girls. Yet majority of the menstruators in village India are denied the right to manage their menstrual cycle in a dignified and healthy way. For them this struggle becomes bigger as they also struggle for a basic piece of cloth for their menstruation every month in an environment of strong silence and shame around this issue.  In such a scenario they end up using rags, ash, newspapers, jute bags, used pads, sand in dire compulsion or worse they using NOTHING. This all pervasive taboo around this basic need is present in the cities and villages of India which prevents women from even voicing their menstrual challenges.
 

Our Approach

  • Breaking the culture of shame and silence around menstruation for the last women in rural and slum India to speak up on what’s bothering them. 

  • Addressing their menstrual hygiene challenges with a Triple A approach on Access, Awareness and Affordability.

  • Engaging women in prioritizing and addressing their own challenges. 

  • Motivating urban masses to contribute cloth for making ‘MY Pads’, cloth sanitary pads for women who struggle even for this basic.

  • Creation of an enabling ecosystem for women health and hygiene

Guidelines

As per Income Tax guidelines, organizations will have to mandatorily generate certificate 10BE for contributors. For this, contributors must provide their complete address and a Govt recognized unique identification number.

As per the FCRA 2010, to receive contributions from foreign passport holders it is mandatory to note their passport number.

All Indian contributions made to GOONJ are eligible for tax exemption of 50% u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

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