Amrita-Seattle will provide: (a) locally-made-globally-proven washable menstrual hygiene kits (Days for Girls, India & Nepal); and (b) Teen Health Education Workshops to 5000 vulnerable girls and young women living in the utmost rural and remote Himalayas of Ladakh, India. By providing girls and women with information, support, and access to sustainable menstrual care products, we will shatter stigmas and limitations for Her whilst creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.
Insufficient attention to menstrual care within gender and reproductive health education, a lack of access to affordable and appropriate period products and waste-disposal systems limit women's potential and perpetuate gender inequalities. Girls living in remote areas are at high risk of reproductive tract infections, gynecological complications, and psycho-social stress outcomes. This project will affect 5000 Himalayan girls in India who do not have access to any period products and knowledge.
Amrita-Seattle will empower girls with information, support, and access to sustainable high-quality menstrual care products. Every Kit distribution will be conducted with health education. Local nurses will teach reproductive health, menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and Kit Care. Each Kit will contain: underwears, washable pads, soap, care sheet and calendar. In addition, 200 Ambassadors of Women Health will be trained to sustain MHM awareness education and Kit Care in their local communities.
The program will provide knowledge and sustainable menstrual solution to girls across the entire region of Ladakh, who do not have access to clean products to manage their period days. The project will also empower 200 girls and women to become ambassadors of Menstrual Health and take leadership on issues of: teen health, fertility, and reproductive health, sustainable menstrual care. Thus allowing them to provide and look after their communities', families' and their own health and well-being.