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JAMMU: A sensitization workshop on ‘menstrual health and hygiene’ was organised here on Sunday for underprivileged and downtrodden people of the Jammu vicinity.
The workshop was organised by People’s Hut Foundation in collaboration with Sangini Saheli, NGO.
“The event aimed to equip this neglected group of the society with proper education on menstrual health and hygiene as they have the least access to health care services and education”, the organizers said.
Dr. Rohit Koul, Founder Director and CEO of People’s Hut Foundation said “We are here to impart proper knowledge about menstrual hygiene so that women can effectively take care of their personal and menstrual hygiene and in this journey towards menstrual equity, PHF and Sangini Saheli headed by Priyal Bhardwaj has paved the way to not only help women meet their menstrual and reproductive health needs but even brought a revolutionary change in the mindset of men who joined the initiative with enthusiasm and bridge the gap of misinformation and hesitancy between them and their relative menstruators.
He said, “NSS volunteers Srishti Koul and Tanishq Koul who were also part of the organizing committee said they are confident that the knowledge these women will gain here on menstruation will help them to overcome taboos related to menstruation.
Apart from education on menstruation, the volunteers of People’s Hut Foundation and Sangini Saheli distributed 250 Sanitary Pads.
While briefing the media, Vikas Pandita, Director and COO of PHF added “Men should also participate in such discussions so that they are able to understand and help other women to have sufficient knowledge about periods. Menstruation is a natural process and menstruating girls, and women are not impure,” he said.
The others who participated in the event were Vikas Koul, Advisory Board Member (People’s Hut Foundation), Sumit Khar (Volunteer -PHF) along with others.