We’re often asked, “Why sanitary pads? Is it really that important?” The answer is yes: for countless girls and women, sanitary pads are an unaffordable luxury. Thousands of girls explained that they were forced to resort to unsanitary and sometimes unsafe measures to meet their needs. These include improvising makeshift pads from old clothes, rags, newspapers, bits of mattress, and other readily available materials. The lack of affordable sanitary pads has been widely cited as one of the key obstacles to regular school attendance among adolescent girls.
So, we at Naya Sawera NGO have taken the initiative of providing sanitary pads to maximum number of girls/ladies each month with proper records. Under the campaign Days of Pride, we have distributed around 90,000 packets of Sanitary Pads (Total pads around 8 Lakh) to the Girls/Ladies in the government school and in the slums who can’t afford each month such necessity. We are spreading awareness about health and menstrual hygiene since May 2016 through 10 Sanitary Pads Banks operational in the slums and 3 Government Schools.