SAFE N HAPPY PERIODShttp://www.safenhappyperiods.org
At Safe N’ Happy Periods, we create awareness about different aspects of menstruation for adolescent girls and women. This is achieved by talks and workshops designed and delivered, primarily to adolescent girls and women of different age groups. In addition, we touch all those who are part of the Menstrual Ecosystem (i.e. Female teachers, Civic authorities, Schools, Rag Pickers, etc.) Even today in our country Menstruation is attached with feelings of shame & shyness, low confidence & self-esteem, impurity and filthiness. Deep-rooted myths and taboos have added to the silence around this topic. We felt that the first step towards bringing a change is to create an atmosphere of trust and comfort where women can speak about their concerns and ask the questions they have always wanted to. We felt that the pain and discomfort during periods also needs a lot of attention. This pain affects most of the females in schools, colleges, workplace, and home for almost 4 to 5 days every month, for 20 years of their life – a huge productivity and time loss. This is why we teach asanas for period days. which can release their pain and enhance productivity and happiness. We also focus on the rising problems associated with increased usage and wrong disposal of sanitary pads. Soiled napkins can create diseases for rag-pickers, choke the city drainage system and pollute the environment.