MUMBAI: International Women’s Day is a day for acknowledging women rights from all around the world. Women rights play a crucial role to maintain the equilibrium in the society but what if the women with the rights are suffering from inside and living a life of suffocation every second due to poor menstrual health and hygiene. The initiative has collected 30 thousand pairs of undergarments so far. #DonateOldBraPanty is trending among young females as they are donating old dry cleaned UG’s and urging via posting it on social media.
While reaching out to 2 million women across India, SheWings found that so many of these women can’t even afford to buy undergarments. Members of SheWings realized that the major barrier faced by these girls and women in accessing menstrual hygiene products, is not just that they can’t afford pads but also that they don’t have undergarments. “Low-cost Menstrual Hygiene Items including undergarments should be exempted from the tax slab because this is not a luxury for these underprivileged women” – Madan Mohit Bhardwaj, Founder SheWings.
SheWings has organised a giant awareness conclave on this International Women’s Day, which is facilitated by Dr. Kiran Bedi (IPS Retd. and Former LG Puducherry), Mr. PK Gupta (IRS, DG and CEO Credai), Ms. Mamta Sharma (Ex-Chairperson NCW), Mrs. Rajul Ben Desai (Member NCW), Mr. Abhishek Singh (IAS & Actor), Mrs. Anca Verma (Former Miss Romania & Chairperson Olialia), Mr. RK Dubey (ED, IOCL.)