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RISE Women: Be Periods Positive
(REALISTIC AND INOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR EMPOWERMENT)

BACKGROUND

The lack of affordability and access to sanitary napkins makes women more vulnerable and prone to several infections, ultimately leading them towards life threatening health issues.

INTRODUCTION

Open Eyes Foundation works on providing sanitary pads to the needy girls and women under this project. Along with providing them basic facility of sanitary napkins, our bigger motive is to inculcate in them the awareness and importance of health and hygiene.

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide information regarding menstrual hygiene.
  • To make them aware of the problems related to their menstrual cycle.
  • Providing pads to deal with menstrual problems.
  • Giving information about the correct way to dispose off used pad.
  • Give information about the importance of hygiene during menstruation.
  • To educate girls and women about their menstrual problem by organizing talk of experienced doctors. Giving answers to all their queries.
  • Providing the information about the benefits of using pads and motivating them to use pads.
  • To reduce the girl absentees in schools and women absentees at work place during menstruation.
  • To truly empower nation by empowering women.

SURVEYS ARE CONDUCTED IN SLUM AREAS

First of all, a slum area is chosen by Open Eyes Foundation. After that door to door surveys are done by the members of the foundation regarding the problems and challenges faced during menstruation. Open eyes foundation has conducted surveys in Shahpur colony, Chandigarh and Mali colony, Nayagaon and Kachi Colony Dhanas so far.

AFTER THE SURVEY PROBLEMS ARE IDENTIFIED AND PLANS HOW TO WORK ON THE PROBLEMS.

DISTRIBUTION OF SANITARY NAPKINS

Sanitary napkins are distributed to all girls and women so that they can keep their health better by using it during menstruation. Moreover girls do not have to miss their school and work. All girls and women are provided sanitary napkins for 4 months in two phases free of cost. So far, more than four thousand sanitary napkins have been distributed.

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ORGANIZING PROGRAMME TO EDUCATE GIRLS AND WOMEN ABOUT THEIR MENSTRUAL PROBLEM

Open Eyes Foundation conducted programs on menstrual hygiene in which experienced doctors discussed about menstruation with girls and women. Doctors cleared their queries and provided them with solutions and made them aware about the use of sanitary napkins. More than 1500 girls and women were provided sanitary napkins and aware about menstruation.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US

One can help in this programme by donating us sanitary napkins and Hygiene items so that they could be further distributed in slum areas girls and women. You can financially assist in setting up our sanitary manufacturing plant.

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