Creating awareness about menstrual hygiene in Noor Nagar
Menstruation Health Workshop cum distribution drive took place on March 30 in Noor Nagar with volunteers distributed 200 reusable Shrimati pads to adolescent girls while aiming to create awareness about menstrual hygiene.
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Project Shrimati aims to tackle the problems that are still prevalent in our country such as unemployment, plastic pollution, menstrual hygiene and sanitary waste disposal.
The moderators for the event included Sana Rafi and Namrata, Maham Kamal and Rimsha Rahman.
The campaign started at around 5:10 pm and was opened by Sana Rafi. Her talk was aimed at making the audience comfortable with conversing about menstruation, said the NGO representative.
“She touched on sensitive and important topics regarding various menstrual health problems. The audience was made aware of the basics of menstruation and the diseases which may come along if proper hygiene is not maintained. Sana described the causes behind PCOD, PCOS and other menstrual problems and ways to deal with it,” said the representative.
Rimsha Rahman, a member of Enactus Jamia Millia Islamia, community development team, which organised the event interacted with the audience trying to gain insights on how they dealt with menstruation and the problems they generally face.
“Various issues faced by the women during menstruation were discussed. The audience was also sensitised regarding the increased pollution caused by plastic products and its adverse effects on the environment. The audience agreed upon the need to bring a change that is comfortable for everyone as well as harmless to the environment,” said the representative.
The next speaker, Maham Kamal, the co-head of Project Shrimati at Enactus, gave insights on the project.
She described the product and made the audience aware about the use of the reusable sanitary pads. “The question of how to care for the product was taken up so that it lasts long. The do’s and don’ts were also discussed. The advantages of using the reusable pads and uniqueness of project Shrimati was detailed as well.”
Namrata concluded the workshop with a question-and-answer session where she asked the audience several questions to ensure that they understood everything that was spoken about in the campaign. The questions raised by the audience were also answered.
The campaign came to an end at 7pm after the distribution of 200 pads (with 50 carry bags) along with some refreshments.
The project distribution drive was conducted by project Shrimati and organised by Zariya NGO and is a product of Sadr foundation and is supported by Enactus Jamia.