Through the menstrual hygiene management programme ( For the women by the women) project, Gram Vikas Trust helps adolescent girls and women in overcoming the social barriers associated with menstruation. By providing them with the right information, low cost high quality hygiene products at door step, we will ensure an equal opportunity for girls across Gujarat state in India whilst contributing to reach 4 key Global Sustainable Development Goals.
These girls face: Fear and shame caused by cultural myths/taboos and lack of information, lack of funds to source proper sanitary products, defaulting to unhygienic alternatives, lack of privacy by being forced to share toilets with boys, gynecological issues and infections which can lead to early death and early marriages and pregnancies.
Our strategy will be three fold: 1. Educating - develop workshops to educate girls (from 11 to 20) on biology and hygiene best practices, provide counseling sessions and distribute informative booklets 2. Providing - distribute sanitary low cost high quality products at the door step 3. Engaging - engage family members, schools and specialists to increase outreach
In our targeted areas, we hope to be able to: decrease school drop out rate from girls, decrease use of unhygienic alternatives, increase access to affordable sanitary products, increase employment opportunities to women, specifically with separation for girls, increase knowledge and awareness on menstrual hygiene, decrease level of exclusion and feelings of shame/fear for girls.
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