Sanitary napkins distributed by Indian Red Cross Society on Menstrual Hygiene Day

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Mumbai is dedicated to uplift the dignity of Women. It has started an awareness campaign on the much-neglected topic menstruation of menstruation

In order to raise awareness and reach out to the masses the IRCS has conducted talks, role plays and presentation to educate young girls on menstrual hygiene.

So far, they have distributed approximately 5000 sanitary napkins to girls from economic weaker section of the society in various schools, colleges and slums of Mumbai. Each girl has been provided with a hamper of sanitary napkins consisting of 12 packets (each for one month) having 14 sanitary napkins in each packet.

Menstrual Hygiene Day is on observed on May 28 and the day was commemorated worldwide by celebrating periods which are a natural process of a woman’s body.

The IRCS also conducted a nawareness campaign on menstrual hygiene for girls from Aarey Tribal Belt.

As a part of the campaign, Mrs Meenakshi Singh, Manager, IRCS – Mumbai gave insights into the Inception and Establishment of IRCS. She gave a talk on menstrual hygiene and discussed the myth and maladies associated with menstruation. Along with that she also discussed the physiological phenomena and how negligence in menstrual hygiene can lead to severe disease like cervical cancer. The talk was followed by distribution of free sanitary napkins.