Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Camp

by Ankita Agrawal

kathmandu
  • Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Camp
  • Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Camp
  • Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Camp
  • Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Camp

About the Project

A storm starts with a tiny wind, A tsunami starts with a tide people would love to surf on.

A big change starts from a small step.

I want to take a small step in the change that I want to bring to this world. I want to take part in the ongoing discussions on Menstrual Hygiene, I want to talk about how this ’shh-shh’ topic has killed so many families. I want to bring to bring to light the taboo associated with it and rip it apart for the world to see.

No solution is found if we don’t recognize the Problem. No solution is found if don’t consider the problem a problem.

 To show this taboo subject the light of the day, I am organizing a Menstrual Hygiene camp in the rural areas around Kathmandu on 24th Feb 2018 to create awareness and pass important knowledge about the subject. I will also be distributing, Sanitary Pads, soaps & other hygiene products.

 

This is a personal initiative and I am not taking help of any NGO. I request your support in making this drive a success. Help me with whatever way you can. Financial help is as important as physical volunteer help. Let me know the support that you can give, Know that No Help is a small Help.

Following is a High-Level Detail of the event:

Objective: 

  • Providing Sanitary Pads, Soaps, Food Articles & Menstrual Hygiene Awareness to Females in surrounding rural areas of Kathmandu.
  • Our Aim is to be able to create awareness among at least 500 Females.
  • We plan on achieving this number via 
    • Targeting Government schools
    • Daily Low wage workers 
    • & reaching out to People who have organized similar camps before

 

Plan : 

  • We have a team of volunteers who have started meeting girls & women in our decided areas, These females are being told about the camp we are going to organize on 24th Feb.
  • We are planning to get some pamphlets printed with details about the event and distribute them in the designated areas.
  • We have also started an online Campaign to publish the event.
  • We are using a network of Doctors to spread information about our campaign both online & offline.

 

Things that will Cost Money: 

  • Sanitary Pads - A lot of them, Planning to give away at least two months of supply Per Person
  • Soaps
  • Medicines
  • Food Articles
  • Transportation

 

Event Details:

Venue

  • We have marked a few areas around Kathmandu, exact details will be published in this space once we get all the necessary approvals.

 

Timings:

  • As per the current Plan, we will try to begin by 10:00 AM & wrap it all up by 4:00 PM
  • We would not want to hurry things up just to meet all our targeted audience, so this camp may stretch to the next day, where we will follow the same timings.

 

Due to lack of facilities during menstruation, 41% girls in Nepal and 28% in India go absent from school or perform poorly. 

inadequate menstrual protection and unhygienic menstrual practices may also lead to infertility. Poverty, ignorance & superstitions are discouraging factor in use of sanitary pads. (Source: Indian institute of biotechnology in collaboration with soothe healthcare

At one point in history, women who complained of menstrual cramps (Dysmenorrhea) were sent to psychiatrists because menstrual cramps were seen as a rejection of one’s femininity. (Delaney, Janice and M.J. The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press)

A girl reported that, due to the “polluting touch”, during winter she is not provided with sufficient warm clothes during menstruation, as the clothes would become polluted.(Delaney, Janice and M.J. The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press)

This is just the blanket news, There is a lot tucked deep under this blanket away from the world. Tucked in silence. Tucked for no one to see.

Let‘s do our part in ending the hesitation around menstruation. 

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