Managing Menstrual Health in India: An Overview

The lack of understanding and knowledge of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in India perpetuates myths and has propagated a culture of ignorance on the subject of menstrual health and well being. In an attempt to educate and raise awareness amongst young men and women on the challenges associated with menstruation and menstrual health, this Report presents an elaborate overview on the same, so that Right to Menstrual Health can be acknowledged as a legitimate public policy issue. (more…)

Workshop on Menstrual Health Education and Training Session

LexQuest Foundation conducted a workshop for female students of Gujarat National Law University that focused on imparting skill training for conducting Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) sessions for underprivileged adolescent girls.

During the session, the trainees were also acquainted with the policy issues and the grassroots reality associated with period poverty in India. Having learnt effective and suitable approaches to address the issue of menstruation and all its aspects, they will now assist us in the field and conduct training sessions for adolescent girls in the villages of Gujarat. (more…)

The Period Buddy Project: Learnings at a Teach For India Classroom

By Tanya Chandra, Founder, LexQuest Foundation.

As part of LexQuest Foundation’s Period Buddy Project, we recently visited a TFI school in New Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area. Based on our conversations with the VII grade girls of the said Government Senior Secondary School, we realised that there exists a major gap in the knowledge dissemination process vis-a-vis the requisite learning standards in such classrooms, especially with respect to menstrual, sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls. (more…)

Civic Architects: The Policy Generation Group (Right to Menstrual Health)

In an ideal democracy, the State mechanism is designed to determine the problem areas for its people and resolve them through necessary policy action. People and their well being is thus at the core of an exemplary public policy mechanism, which is why proactive mass action can determine the fate of the policies that the State sets out to formulate. It is hence crucial that people demand policies on existing realities that require urgent attention of the State because unless such issues garner public attention, the State can’t recognise their expanse at a scale that deserves carefully crafted policies. (more…)