No Shame - No Stain
Menstrual Hygiene Management, Personal Wellbeing, Sanitary Pads Distribution, Busting Menstrual Stigmas, Right Disposable,
The pilot campaign of Mukty Mission “No Shame, No Stain “focuses completely on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), dealing with issues of Periods, its challenges faced by rural women and girls, its non-acceptance and Taboos related to it in rural and urban set ups. As the name suggests, it encourages women to develop a habit of using Sanitary pads for a better hygiene, and incase using cloth, use it the with appropriate sanitary precautions. Also, a major focus is given to making them more comfortable with the idea of having periods and not shying away.
Along with this, menstruators are also educated about various sanitary products available and are encouraged to focus on “Sustainable Menstruations” and” Right Disposal” for the safety of our surrounding and environment.
Campaign involved visits to the interiors of Jharkhand, villages and bastis, gather the local women and conduct a workshop for them .The workshop usually starts with discussing with the females about their usual practices and ideas and openness about periods . Its then with the understanding of them and the thought process they are made aware about the right practices and right concept behind menstruation and it being as normal as any other metabolism of a human body.
Visiting schools, colleges and other institutions is yet another part of this campaign, where an interactive session with our participants is conducted discussing the above-mentioned issues. Apart from these they are encouraged to be more self-reliant, confident and self-aware.
We have conducted these workshops in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Delhi and Hyderabad, touching more than 10,000 lives.
In 2020, pandemic reaching out to people from urban areas became easier to impart such awareness and we conducted such sessions on MHM, PAN India touching more than lakhs of lives virtually.
We have been involving all forms of art to create awareness on this sensitive issue.