Free sanitary napkins in rural India
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In rural India , only 48% females have access to hygienic means of managing menstruation. The rest of them use old rags, wood shavings or sometimes even ash as a substitute. Even those who use rags , because of taboos, don't dry them in sunlight but in dark and damp places which makes them susceptible to infections.
The previous schemes launched by the government to provide sanitary napkins have not been successful either due to lack of funds. Girls received only 5 to 6 pads per month, contradicting the required number of 12 to 20 pads per period.
Because of this, many girls drop out of school and are unable to get the very right to education.
It is important for men to show equal support in order to achieve this and everyone who signs this petition contributes to a revolutionary change.
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