Stand Up For Stree   

Campaign for Menstrual Hygiene Awareness

The Stand Up For Stree Campaign for Menstrual Hygiene Awareness will commence from 1st May 2022 to 30th May 2022

 

 

It is a step taken by young people, volunteers, institutions and organizations to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

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Why celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day?

What is it about?

A study in South Asia found that 33% of girls in school had never heard of menstruation prior to experiencing menarche, and 98% of girls were unaware that menstrual blood came from the uterus.

 The onset of puberty translates to limiting mobility, and isolation for many a girl or woman. Girls are asked to stay away   from religious spaces, and kitchens, kept in isolation, not allowed to play outside, or even go to school.

 

88% of menstruating women in India use home-grown alternatives like old fabric, rags, sand, ash, wood shavings, newspapers, dried leaves, hay, and plastic.

 It is estimated that if non-bio degradable napkins were to become available to all, India would produce 580,000 tons of   menstrual waste every year, most of which would end up in water bodies or be burned along with other domestic waste.

Target

SDG 5.6

 

Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

 

5.6.1

Proportion of women aged 15-49 years who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care

 

5.6.2

Number of countries with laws and regulations that guarantee women aged 15-49 years access to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education,

Did you know a single woman can generate up to 125 kg of non-biodegradable waste through her menstruating years alone?

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The National Family Health Survey - 4 reported that only about 58% of the country's menstruating population use a hygienic method of menstrual protection. This survey only interviewed women living in the households they approached, thus entirely excluding the 19,242 women prisoners in the country.

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Only about 23% of the girls knew that the uterus is the source of bleeding, and approximately half (55%) considered menstruation normal. Men and boys know even less.

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Did you know a single woman can generate up to 125 kg of non-biodegradable waste through her menstruating years alone?

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Take Action With Us

Create a meaningful impact

Donate

 

Because they deserve better

Your valuable contribution will be used to distribute menstrual hygiene kits to women across the country with the help of our partners.

 

Donation links:

 

Give India

 

Paytm

 

Volunteers

 

This campaign is open to all, irrespective of age, location or gender, who want to promote menstrual health and hygiene.

Sponsorships

 

We value each and every donation we receive from our sponsors. Our goal is to show donors how they can make the most of their contributions by steering them towards a cause.

We hope to make the most of the philanthropy budget and make an impact on the maximum number of women and girls.

 

If your organisation is interested in having a conversation, reach out to us lsteam@reachingsky.org

 

Partners

 

Together we have a chance, through this campaign to do something about it, to make a change that will impact the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Social Media Package

This is the link to the Trello board for all social media content of the campaign. Please feel free to use any of the content. You can also create your own designs.

Our Partners

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An intersectional queer feminist group working on LGBTQ+ issues and rights in Assam.

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Pahchan Foundation, West Bengal, India