About the Organisation
Adhyayan Foundation for Policy and Research
Adhyayan Foundation for Policy & Research (AFPR) is an independent not for profit, research and educational organization dedicated to producing quality research to help in the formulation, assessment, and implementation of public policies.
The organizations aim at covering a wide range of issues that are of significance to this country from economy to administrative efficiency and from legal lacunae to international affairs. They strive towards bridging the gap in policymaking for the wholesome growth and development of our country.
About the Project
In India, the issue of menstruation is hidden under the garb of taboos, misconceptions, and ignorance of scientific facts and hygienic health practices. What complicates the situation further is the fact of limited access to products for sanitary hygiene, and lack of safe sanitary facilities.
This, coupled with the imposition of severe socio-cultural restrictions on women and adolescent girls become barriers to mobility and increases the likelihood of resorting to unhygienic practices to manage menstruation. Such practices offer little to no protection and have long term implications for reproductive health.
Many girls also face stress and depression due to psychological and behavioral changes during menstruation. So, it is imperative to educate not just the pink gender but the society at large about menstruation, uprooting the social taboo juxtaposing menstruation. Therefore ‘Rajaswala’ seeks to analyse the current framework regulating menstrual health management in the nation, suggests areas of improvement, and focuses on what the Foundation itself can do in this regard.
“Project Rajaswala” is a drive to share knowledge and spread awareness about the issues surrounding menstruation. The Project has been envisioned as a programme including social media campaigns, webinar sessions, workshops, and sanitary kit distribution drives.
It seeks to reach out to young girls and various stakeholders via multiple platforms, providing them with a forum to learn about menstrual hygiene management and share their own experiences about menstrual taboos, choices, and practices and consequently uplift the disenfranchised women at the grassroots level.
About the Work
Volunteer with us virtually for menstrual hygiene awareness, fundraising for the event, and community engagement; for the distribution drive of 25,000 menstrual hygiene kits for young girls in educational institutions and rural outskirts of Amethi on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021.
How to Register?
Interested applicants can apply for the programme through this link.
20th February 2021
For any further queries contact: 7310617653
NoticeBard is proud to be the media partner for this programme.