Project #11869

60 Dignified Days for a Woman

Dec 9, 2013

GOONJ's 'My Pad' brings dignity & comfort to women

Awareness session in progress!
Awareness session in progress!

Goonj is opening up one of the most taboo and ignored subject of menstrual hygiene and creating awareness about its health and hygiene aspects among rural women. The shame and silence associated with the issue forces women in the interiors to use all kinds of unhygienic things from sand, rags to ashes. Goonj started opening up this most taboo subject in 2004-05 and came up with a very cost effective, biodegradable sanitary pad made out of waste cotton and semi cotton cloth. A number of national and international agencies have recognized this very basic solution.Today GOONJ's 'MY-PAD" is reaching a lot of villages across the country. Some glimpses of our interaction with women in Uttarakhand where this initiative has found huge acceptability post disaster. You can join GOONJ’s “60 Dignified Days” campaign to reach this basic of life to maximum women in the villages of India.

A contribution of Rs 1000 or $24 will reach 12 packs of “My Pad” and 3 undergarments to 4 women for a year with lot of information to open up this subject. 

Girls with
Girls with 'My-Pad
Trying out how to make the pads!
Trying out how to make the pads!
Understanding the process of making pads..
Understanding the process of making pads..
Delighted to receive
Delighted to receive 'My-Pad'



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Organization Information


Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
Website: http://www.goonj.org
Project Leader:
Priyanka Tiwari
New Delhi, Delhi India