Menstrual Health & Hygiene Campaign – Kerala

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

The event organized by Civil20’s two working groups, Gender Equality & Women Empowerment and Integrated Holistic Health, took place at the Amritapuri Campus of AMRITA University.
It 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.

50% of adolescent girls in poor urban areas do not have access to hygienic methods of managing periods.

The 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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