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Period Room Set Up For Menstruating Women in Thane district, Maharashtra

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  • January 12, 2021
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Period Room Set Up For Menstruating Women in Thane district, Maharashtra

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  • 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.

Key takeaways

  • 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.

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