Women in Indian society are subject to various forms of patriarchy. One such very prevelant form is shaming menstruation. Women are considered impure because of a natural, biological process, and are denied their fundamental rights. The taboos that exist around menstruation vary from society to society, but by and large, women are isolated, not allowed to go to public places, denied entry in religious institutions etc.
Through this petition, we urge National Commission for Women to take stand on such discrimination and make such practices illegal.
We find this as a first step towards breaking menstrual taboos, which affect women's health in many ways when society doesn't give them space to use the word menstruation.
We hope that this petition will initiate sensitization of society on menstruation, and accept it as a biological process, fundamental to reproduction.