Adhyayan Foundation for Policy & Research (AFPR) is an independent not for profit, research and educational organization dedicated to producing quality research to help in the formulation, assessment, and implementation of public policies.
The organizations aim at covering a wide range of issues that are of significance to this country from economy to administrative efficiency and from legal lacunae to international affairs. We strive towards bridging the gap in policymaking for the wholesome growth and development of our country.
About the Project
In India, the issue of menstruation is hidden under the garb of taboos, misconceptions, and ignorance of scientific facts and hygienic health practices. What complicates the situation further is the fact of limited access to products for sanitary hygiene, and lack of safe sanitary facilities.
This, coupled with the imposition of severe socio-cultural restrictions on women and adolescent girls become barriers to mobility and increases the likelihood of resorting to unhygienic practices to manage menstruation.
Such practices offer little to no protection and have long term implications for reproductive health. Many girls also face stress and depression due to psychological and behavioral changes during menstruation. So, it is imperative to educate not just the pink gender but the society at large about menstruation, uprooting the social taboo juxtaposing menstruation.
Therefore ‘Rajaswala’ seeks to analyse the current framework regulating menstrual health management in the nation, suggests areas of improvement, and focuses on what the Foundation itself can do in this regard.
“Project Rajaswala” is a drive to share knowledge and spread awareness about the issues surrounding menstruation. The Project has been envisioned as a programme including social media campaigns, webinar sessions, workshops, and sanitary kit distribution drives.
It seeks to reach out to young girls and various stakeholders via multiple platforms, providing them with a forum to learn about menstrual hygiene management and share their own experiences about menstrual taboos, choices, and practices and consequently uplift the disenfranchised women at the grassroots level.
Brief About the Drive
This drive will be basically focused upon sharing menstrual knowledge and awareness by distributing twenty-five thousand menstrual hygiene kits primarily in academic/ educational institutions of Amethi on occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2021, in collaboration with Think India. The proposed drive shall be conducted under the honourable guardianship of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Hon’ble Smt. Anandiben Patel.
About the Kit
The cost of each kit is Rs. 50 and the kit distributed during the drive will constitute basic menstrual hygiene and sanitation materials i.e.,
Biodegradable Waste Bag
You can donate at least one kit which costs Rs. 50 according to your comfort and interest and can donate an amount much more than that in the multiples of 50, to save young girls from dropping out of their schools due to puberty and menstruation. Your 1 donation can save a girl’s whole career and safeguard her education along with spreading awareness about menstruation and healthy menstrual practices.
The donation details for transferring the registration fees as mentioned herein below:
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