The aim is to make sanitary napkins available to all and promote menstrual hygiene. These are essentials and basic rights. It’s a practical solution to a medical condition that is on the rise because of the stigma around it. The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted, “ This project aims to break taboos, foster health and empower our girls to soar with confidence.”
It’s a step in the right direction and we hope that more states realise the need for this. The conversation has begun, menstrual health is a topic that was spoken about in hushed tones but now with progressive acts like these, we hope to bring in a change.