Period Room Set Up For Menstruating Women in Thane district, Maharashtra
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Society
- In a bid to help the women residing in congested slums during their menstruation days, a ‘period room’ has been set up at a public toilet in Maharashtra’s Thane city.
- Equipped with several basic facilities, the period room aims to facilitate menstrual hygiene among women dwelling in slums.
- The facility is set up keeping in mind the women living in small houses, who do not have a separate bathing section.
- Many times they find it difficult to change during periods.
- This facility will be a boon for such women and go a long way in promoting good hygiene.
- Claimed to be the first-of-its-kind initiative, the much-needed facility has been set up by the Thane Municipal Corporation in collaboration with an NGO, at a slum in Shanti Nagar locality of Wagle Estate area in Thane.
- The 45,000 rupees low-cost facility will be replicated in all 120 community toilets in the city.
- Menstruation and associated stigma: Click here
- Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill: Click here