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Provide all rural Telangana (India) women with access to sanitary napkins.

This petition had 22,886 supporters

88% of women in rural India do not have  access to  sanitary napkins and use alternatives like pieces of rag, ash, sand and husk.As a result, almost 1 in every 4 adolescent girl in the country quits school when she hits puberty. Poor menstrual hygiene is also responsible for almost 70% of reproductive diseases in India. Why should lack of sanitary napkins and superstitions stand as a barrier for Indian women?They are not born to sit amidst the 4 walls of their homes, take care of their  husbands and raise children . They are not birth machines or cooks , they are  human beings. As a fortunate and privileged girl child , I want to ensure that every girl in this state and country has access to sanitary napkin access in their homes , schools , nearby hospitals and want to educate them about the significance of wearing these pads and the diseases that could result from them neglecting to wear it . Further , I want to educate them about the importance of girl child education and how periods need not be a barrier in women's life to explore her horizons. 

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