2019

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Simdega

This project advocates for safe and hygienic menstrual practices by improving the status of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Simdega district, Jharkhand. The project demonstrated that it is possible to change deeply entrenched mindsets and practices with the help of the community, especially by including the men, many of whom are at the forefront of the initiative. Three aspects that are covered in the project scope are -breaking the silence, menstrual hygiene management (practices and access to absorbents) and safe disposal of menstrual waste. The project was initiated under the name of “Garima Abhiyan” in September 2018.