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Empowering Women: Pioneering Menstrual Hygiene Policy Draft.



  Oct 23, 2023

Empowering Women: The Menstrual Hygiene Policy Draft



Policy Draft: A draft policy addressing menstrual hygiene has been released for public and expert input.

Historical Neglect: The policy acknowledges the historical neglect of menstrual hygiene and its adverse impact on women, families, and the environment. Comprehensive Approach: It aims to comprehensively address the diverse requirements of all individuals who menstruate, emphasizing the importance of this issue in India's diverse population.

Life Cycle Support: The policy adopts a "life cycle" approach, offering support from menarche to menopause.

Breaking Barriers: When fully implemented, it seeks to break down barriers faced by women and girls in accessing menstrual hygiene products, clean toilets, and privacy.

Alignment with SDGs: The policy aligns with India's commitment to achieving Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in areas of health, education, gender equality, and sanitation.

Accessible Products: It pledges to make menstrual products more accessible and affordable.

Hygienic Toilets: The policy aims to create hygienic toilets in public areas, workplaces, and schools.

Awareness and Normalization: It serves as a catalyst to raise awareness, challenge societal norms, and foster a society that embraces menstrual hygiene as natural and normal


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