On World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 (28th May), IDF launched #MissionOneMillion under their Dignity Project to support one million girls and women across India for menstrual hygiene management throughout the year.
IDF Dignity Project is to create awareness about menstrual hygiene and provide sanitary pads/kit for a year to the needy students free of cost, to ensure that the needy students don't fall short of facilities to have a happy period. The Dignity Kit contains - sanitary pad for the whole year, undergarments, toilet soap, detergent soap, towel and a cloth bag. Schools or community centres in India who wish to be part of IDF Project Dignity and avail the facility of menstrual hygiene awareness and get dignity kit for girls/ women may write to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Dr. Narayan Iyer 9819131388.
Indian Development Foundation (IDF), a leading national NGO with 35 years of humanitarian service in India. focuses on health, education and women empowerment. We aim to contribute to all-round development of the students. IDF has been providing sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene awareness to school going girls in villages and urban slums since 2014 IDF had also bagged the first CSR Journal SWAG (Social Welfare and Growth) Award 2016 for its work in menstrual hygiene awareness management
IDF celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 on May 28 to raise awareness and combat taboos associated with menstrual hygiene with the goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their full potential.
The theme of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019—It's Time for Action—not only emphasizes the urgency of this public health issue, but also highlights the transformative power of improved menstrual hygiene to empower the world’s women and girls and unlock their economic and educational opportunities. Menstrual Hygiene Day brings together non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media, and individuals to advocate for and promote the importance of good menstrual hygiene management.
Globally, more than half of women are currently of reproductive age—and menstruation is a monthly reality. Yet all around the world, many women lack access to menstrual hygiene products or sanitation facilities, either due to limited availability or excessive cost. Myths and stigmas surrounding menstruation cause some women and girls to miss school or work or go into isolation. Women and men of all ages must be made aware of the importance of menstrual hygiene through an open dialogue and education at home and in school to foster engagement with this often unspoken issue.
Dr. Narayan Iyer - 9819131388 - Amit Sarkar - 9920209735 - Sunil Nair 9930552871
Afsana Shaikh - 7738985984 - Dr. Latha Venkat - 8080757195 - Vijaya Shanker - 9821249194 - Aruna Naik 9769443591
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