In a rural setting that treats women as nothing more than a domestic entity, young girls are left to search for a purpose in wifehood.
A Kolkata-based not-for-profit organisation Rangeen Khidki Foundation has designed simple modules to make conversations on menstrual health easy.
We still have miles to go to normalise the conversation around menstruation. But simple conversations at home are a good start.
You cannot fix misogyny with more misogyny.
The importance of educating the girl child on topics that actually matter – like the menstrual cycle, standing up for herself and speaking out against injustice.
Men, women and people from across the gender spectrum need to talk about menstruation to remove the myths and taboos associated with it.
While men aren’t ever going to get periods, the least anyone can start with is by listening to women more.
The notion that the women have to bear their menstrual cramps is deeply steeped in the patriarchal idea of womanhood.
Niraj Gera, an award-winning photographer, shows how several women and young girls continue to use ash, sand and sawdust during periods.