Help us to fight against period poverty and period stigma
Having conversations about menstruation can be hard. No matter where or who you are, we help women and adolescent girls to confidently lead conversations about menstruation and educate and empower others and all menstruators. G3S Foundation believes that Menstruation is a natural sign of health, not an ‘incident’ to be shamed! Most of the girls in India are unable to play or rather leave their house during their menstruation. Lack of knowledge, awareness and support of their parents lead to school misses, mostly one week a month. It was not only affecting girls’ education but also their future opportunities.
Menstruation and menstrual practices still face many social, cultural, and religious restrictions which are a big barrier in the path of menstrual hygiene management. In many parts of the country girls are not prepared and aware about menstruation so they face many difficulties and challenges at home, schools, and work places. Due to cultural norms and stigmas, menstruating women are not allowed to use water and sanitation facilities and in some cases even excluded from home as menstruation is considered impure. To go about this issue and empower girls enough to do everything as if the challenge of Menstruation wouldn’t exist, G3S Foundation organizes awareness sessions in remote areas and distributes free sanitary pads every month.