In most parts of rural India, as in many places in the developing world, the issue of women’s menstruation is a matter still associated with taboo and discrimination. In some communities, women are still considered “unclean” during menstruation and are forbidden from entering the kitchen.
This project will be implemented in 10 villages of 2 Gram Panchayats (GPs) of Banarpal Block (Fulpada & Kukudang) district of Odisha in India. The project aims to promote Menstrual Hygiene and to extend the activities to 1 more GP (Fulpada) where the mini sanitary napkin production unit will be installed with the support of BASAID, Switzerland. CDS will provide space for installation of the production unit. The target would be to cover all adolescent girls, including those who are in schools and their peers in the village, and all women in the proposed project area.