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. Lack of menstrual hygiene knowledge and other challenges further turns menstruation into a monthly disaster for them.. The culture of shame and silence around this issue is a blatant violation of a woman’s human right of dignity and well being.
To know more about Goonj’s work last year, see our latest annual report on https://goonj.org/annual_report/annual-report-2018-19/