News  /  Published 22.09.22

Kolkata schoolgirls on menstrual awareness campaign

They are classmates and besties. They are also partners, not in crime but in service. Meet Prisha Bhattacharjee and Asmita Bhattasali of Class XII, Future Foundation School. The two have been working...
By Chandreyee Ghose

World  /  Published 14.08.22

Free products

On Sunday, Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison noted that people are currently forced to make "difficult choices due to the cost of living crisis." "Providing access to free period ...
By Deutsche Welle

India  /  Published 14.08.22

Jamia students break period taboos

Reshma, a resident of a slum in South Delhi, often wondered how sanitary napkins are made. Her inquisitiveness further increased when she learnt that menstrual pads can be made using natural products...
By Vishu Adhana in New Delhi

News  /  Published 07.08.22

IMI Kolkata conducts menstruation hygiene awareness programme in Burdwan schools

The International Management Institute (IMI), Kolkata, carried out a menstrual hygiene campaign in East Burdwan recently. Sanitary napkin vending machines were set up in rural schools and sanitary ki...
By My Kolkata Web Desk

World  /  Published 04.08.22

Period Trackers: A Security Breach?

By Deutsche Welle


India  /  Published 31.07.22

Tribal women produce sanitary pads

Menstruation may be a taboo topic in the predominantly tribal district of Palghar in Maharashtra, but for women from the Katkari community in Dabhon village, manufacturing sanitary pads guarantees a s...
By PTI in Palghar

Health  /  Published 16.05.22

Menstrual leave: A blessing or a curse?

"I remember being in the classroom teaching, and I was in so much pain that I was in tears. And I just didn't know what to do. And obviously, I had to leave." This is how Judy Birch des...
By Deutsche Welle

Health  /  Published 04.05.22

How to identify Premenstrual syndrome

From a young age, Sunita had emotional discomfort during her periods. It used to last 3-5 days, sometimes accompanied by severe lower abdominal pain and heavy menstrual flow. But mostly she would beco...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

News  /  Published 04.04.22

Session on menstrual hygiene for women living in Kolkata slums

A group of girls and women from urban slums, many of whom still depend on unhygienic alternatives during menstruation, were educated about menstrual hygiene and healthy habits. Over 200 women from no...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.03.22

Periods, poverty & puberty

Imagine the plight of a lady health worker, assigned at a remote rural centre, while she is menstruating. Better off than many others, she may have a sanitary napkin at hand but without a toilet, wher...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


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