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Why Imdaad is the short film you need to watch to understand the taboo behind menstruation 

Dr Mohammad Ali Hussainy who is a doctor by profession at the University of Oxford loves to direct  short films on various subjects. His short film Imdaad tackles the subject of menstruation

Published on 12th May 2021
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This Chennai girl is training rural women in Gujarat to make their own sanitary napkins

Ashwini Rajkumar found out that most women in the village didn't have a clue about menstruation and had unhealthy menstrual hygiene practices — so she got them to pad up. Literally

Published on 20th November 2017
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These Kerala NGOs have joined forces to get rid of the stigma surrounding menstruation

Aarthava Yaanam was an eighteen-day-long event across Kerala to bring awareness to taboos surrounding periods and sustainable menstruation

Published on 3rd January 2018
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Survey finds women in India had an irregular gap in the menstrual cycle during COVID-19

These findings highlight a need for awareness and adoption of modern menstrual hygiene methods (MHM) such as menstrual cups in India

Published on 27th May 2021
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Period-Shaming ain't cool: Here are 4 things to keep in mind when you have the 'period talk' with your teen daughter

After a 12-year old girl in TN committed suicide because her teacher scolded her for letting her skirt get stained with blood, the focus is back on eliminating the stigma related to menstruation

Published on 31st August 2017
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One in three girls in South Asia miss school during periods 

Menstruation is considered impure in many parts of South Asia and restrictions are imposed on women's movement, behaviour and eating habits during their periods

Published on 22nd May 2018
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Let's talk, period! Here's how this 19-year-old boy's initiative is spreading awareness about menstruation among school students

Through The Red Cycle, Arjun Unnikrishnan and his team of 25 volunteers create forums of discussions in schools and colleges across Kerala to spread awareness about menstruation and menstrual health

Published on 13th April 2017
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If we can do it, then any girl in world can do it: Sneha, Suman of 'Period. End of Sentence' get rousing welcome 

The 26-minute short documentary, co-produced by Guneet Monga and directed by 25-year-old Rayka Zehtabchi, follows a group of women in Hapur, India

Published on 3rd March 2019
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How Eco Femme began making cloth pads cool again from a village near Pondicherry

Azmia Riaz speaks to the founders of Eco Femme about why their product will be a mainstay in the sustainable future and why it will change the way women deal with menstruation

Published on 29th May 2019
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How 26-year-old Deane is raising funds to provide sanitary napkins to the underprivileged during the pandemic

Deane De Menezes is aiming to reduce period poverty during the pandemic through her action group Red Is the New Green. This is why they're making a huge difference

Published on 29th June 2020
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Here’s why the students behind The Project Amara want you to talk about menstruation, whatever your gender

It’s 2020 and menstruation should no longer be a taboo topic, believe the co-founders of The Project Amara. We speak to them

Published on 10th December 2020
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GST removal on pads isn't a big deal. Let's focus on the real bleeding issues

While we were busy campaigning for removing the GST on sanitary napkins, did we forget the real issues related to menstruation?

Published on 24th July 2018
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From Waste Management to Financial Smarts, this Kerala start-up's curriculum add-ons could be the zing your kid needs

Inspired by the Finnish education system, Venture Village has introduced an individual-centric curriculum to help students learn about waste management and menstruation from a very young age

Published on 19th May 2021
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Five lessons Padman teaches you, from breaking taboo to dreaming big, fearlessly

Padman isn't just another movie, it teaches you lessons to take back with you after the film and leaves you asking more questions about the social taboo around menstruation

Published on 11th February 2018

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