Menstrual Health & Hygiene Campaign – Bangalore

The Menstrual Health & Hygiene Management Campaign, a collaboration between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and UNESCO, was launched for Bangalore at the Amrita University campus, Bangaluru.
The campaign, launched in various parts of India, aimed at raising awareness about menstrual health and hygiene management among women, including young school girls.

The campaign’s events were organized by Civil20’s two working groups, Gender Equality & Women Empowerment and Integrated Holistic Health.
They introduced 5 teaching-learning modules developed by UNESCO India with Procter & Gamble, Whisper. Titled “Spotlight Red”, the teaching-learning modules offer comprehensive resources and strategies for learners, educators, menstruators and community leaders, that enhance understanding and skills related to menstruation management, while fostering awareness about its societal impact.
They addressed the various challenges associated with Menstrual Health and Menstrual Hygiene management, such as Disability, Gender, Educators, YoungAdults and Nutrition.

A national survey revealed that 50% of adolescent girls in poor urban areas lack access to hygienic methods for managing periods. The event showcased a comprehensive survey report, short films, and an empowering “Pride of Period Anthem” to break down barriers and eliminate stigma surrounding menstruation.

The events speakers

  • Dr Huma Masood, Gender specialist, UNESCO New Delhi multisectoral regional office.
  • Chief guest: Shri Himanshu Gupta, Director of Education, Ministry of Education, Government of Delhi.
  • Ms Kruti Desai, representative, Procter and Gamble, Whisper India.
  • Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dean, Post Graduate Programs and Director, Centre for Cyber Security Systems & Networks, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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