Nasreen on the first time she got her periods & the stigma associated with menstruation

“The first time I got my periods, I thought it was a disease and that I was going to die. Nobody had told me about periods before. It was never taught to us in school and neither did my parents discuss it at home. I locked myself in a washroom and bawled my eyes out. … Continue reading Nasreen on the first time she got her periods & the stigma associated with menstruation

How Menstrual Hygiene Impacts Women’s Health and Rights

An insight into the community As part of a university project, I conducted a research on the impact of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) on girls and women’s health and rights. Focusing on the case-study of the rehabilitated slum of Natwar Parekh Compound, where Myna Mahila is based, I had the opportunity to conduct surveys and … Continue reading How Menstrual Hygiene Impacts Women’s Health and Rights