Date: May 29, 2023
In a bid to promote awareness and education about menstruation hygiene, a special event was organized on May 27th, 2023, in the heart of PL Lokhande Colony. The event aimed to empower domestic workers by providing them with crucial knowledge about maintaining menstrual hygiene and addressing common concerns related to menstrual health.
Attended by approximately 50 domestic workers from the community, the event proved to be an eye-opening experience for the attendees. Organized by Blissful Women in association with Suryoday Foundation the initiative sought to bridge the gap in menstrual hygiene awareness among marginalized groups. Dr Minakshi Sahoo, senior vice president's team from Suryoday Foundation were present at the event. Mansi Sampat was the speaker at the event.
Throughout the event, participants engaged in informative sessions that covered various aspects of menstruation hygiene. Expert speakers shed light on important topics such as the proper usage of sanitary hygiene products, the significance of maintaining cleanliness during menstruation, and understanding menstrual disorders.
A notable highlight of the event was the realization among domestic workers that the sanitation facilities in their common washrooms were inadequate. In an interactive session, participants discovered the lack of basic amenities such as taps in the washrooms, which posed significant challenges to their personal hygiene. This prompted a discussion on the importance of having access to clean water for daily chores, as well as maintaining proper menstrual hygiene during the three days of menstruation.
The event also introduced alternative methods of sanitation, with a particular emphasis on menstrual cups. Domestic workers were educated about the advantages of using menstrual cups, which not only help in conserving water but also save energy and time. The speakers provided detailed instructions on the correct usage and maintenance of menstrual cups, dispelling any misconceptions and addressing concerns.
As a result of the event, the domestic workers gained valuable knowledge and skills to improve their menstrual hygiene practices. They were now equipped with a better understanding of menstrual disorders and were aware of when to seek medical assistance. Additionally, the participants expressed a renewed sense of empowerment, as they recognized the importance of prioritizing their own well-being and health.
Blissful Women expressed their commitment to continuing such initiatives in the future. They aim to reach out to more marginalized communities and enhance awareness surrounding menstrual hygiene, ultimately working towards a society where every woman can experience a safe and healthy menstruation cycle.
By facilitating an open dialogue and providing necessary education, events like these play a crucial role in breaking taboos and empowering women from all walks of life to embrace their menstruation with confidence and dignity.