Menstrual Hygiene Current Affairs, GK & News
Scotland is said to become the first country to provide free sanitary products for women, thus ending ‘period poverty’ and ensuring ‘period dignity’. Period Poverty: Period poverty refers to condition where certain circumstances make menstruation-a natural process, a ‘difficult experience’ for women. These include health conditions (like endometriosis), homelessness, coercive, controlling and violent relationships etc. ..
The Menstrual Hygiene Programme is aimed at promoting Menstrual Hygiene for Adolescent Girls in the age group 10-19. The programme is implemented by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in association with the state governments. It combines health education for adolescent girls, providing a regular supply of sanitary napkins and enabling other sanitation ..
The Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has launched ‘Suvidha’, a 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP). It was launched by Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananthkumar on the occasion of International Woman’s day. Key Facts The affordable Suvidha sanitary napkins will be available for Rs. ..
Topics: Government Schemes • Menstrual Hygiene • Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers • Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana • Suvidha Napkins • Women Empowerment • Women Related Issues
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched #YesIBleed menstrual hygiene campaign on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018. It is second edition of such campaign that aims to create holistic approach to issue of menstruation, which is experience that transcends culture, class, and caste. Key Facts The “#Yes I Bleed” campaign ..
Maharashtra government will roll out Asmita Yojana on the International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018) to provide affordable (subsidised) sanitary pads to school girls and women. Under the scheme, schoolgirls studying in Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkin packet at Rs 5 while rural women can avail it at subsidised rate of Rs.24 and ..