“When she bleeds the smells I know change colour. There is iron in her soul on those days. She smells like a gun.” ― Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
And a gun needs equity & gear ( menstrual hygiene) Try initiating a conversation with your moms or grandmothers if they were given a piece of cloth or a pad when they had their first period and for subsequent years.
We know it’s not the 90s now but you would be surprised to know the level of period poverty in India.
It is not just about being unable to afford tampons, pads or menstrual cups but also its inaccessibility. A well known social worker Anurag Chauha rightly said “Menstruation is not a problem, poor menstrual hygiene is” Therefore, The Feminist Times proudly announce Project HAYAT (which means life) to end period poverty in throughout India, by providing Sustainable eco-friendly pads & organizing workshops and seminars on Menstrual health, awareness and hygiene.
432 million sanitary napkins are manufactured in India annually. The potential to cover landfills extends over 24 hectares. This is a ridiculous amount of pollution that is dangerous. The pads provided by us would be totally biodegradable, so it is a win-win situation for us and the environment.
We aim at empowering women through women thereby, our pads will be made by a women community/ self help group of women from a small village in Kerala. We’ll be donating the first cycle of pads to Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School, Rajasthan.
Our Project Hayat as the name suggests will give life to the dreams of many rural girls & women by overcoming the barrier of menstrual hygiene .
Our aim through this project is to reach as many girls as we can around rural and remote areas of india. Come forward and Contribute for a great cause and become a conscious gender equality ambassador today. Even a small contribution can bring colors in the life of those girls.
Let's end period poverty together!
If you’re interested in making a contribution please mail us at email@example.com for further details.