Roopantar - Transforming collective behaviour towards menstruation
Menstruation is associated with shame spoken in hush tones in Indian Society. Social factors like gender inequality and caste systems prominent in rural areas are a setback in breaking barriers. As a result, cycles of ignorance continue impacting women’s emotional state and adversely affecting growth & development of a region. The need of the hour is changing collective behavior towards Menstruation! The project is working with two ideologies fostering attitudinal change e.g. Period Positive which will aim at Transforming Social norms through advocacy & Community engagement. Secondly Period Ready will mobilize community through a Resource centre - “Saatvikki centre and providing access to reusable menstrual Products like cloth pads and menstrual cups along with MHM information, services and resources. A baseline Survey for 220 households and with 200 girls in 165 schools was done. Training of women on stitching reusable cloth pads- 20 women were given hands on training on stitching cloth pads. The centre is now ready with the products for circulation.