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Sanitation programmes, for several years, were primarily driven by supply. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has, or is expected to contribute to shifting the trend from supply driven to one that is driven by demand. However, behaviour change is continuous process. Creating a demand for toilets and inculcating healthy sanitation habits is achieved by a sustained programme to change pre-set attitudes...

May 28th is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day annually across the globe to raise awareness and break the silence around menstruation and menstrual hygiene management.

As part of the celebrations, WASH United, along with its partners organizes several events across continents. Here's a list of all the action in India.

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पूर्वी दिल्ली, 19 मई (ब्यूरो):  प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के द्वारा चलाए गए स्वच्छ भारत अभियान के दौरान नेता, अभिनेता, सरकारी बाबू व अफसर शाहों के साथ ही कई पुलिस अधिकारियों ने...

In the world’s second most populous country with nearly 355 million menstruating women, 23% of adolescent girls drop out of school after their first period. Only 12% of females in the country use sanitary pads. 10% of girls in India believe that menstruation is a disease [1]!

While ‘faeces’ and ‘urine’ have become mainstream, the topic of menstruation still remains taboo. So, what is...

Menstruation is probably one of the least talked about and ill-understood biological concepts. Despite being a natural physiological function of the female human body, similar to urination or defecation, the menstruation discourse is often shrouded by reticence.

This is because a complicated network of taboos and customs surround it. In India, it is not uncommon to find mothers who find...

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