This Diwali Gift Menstrual Cups to ‘Tribal Women’ in Bastar

As we are planning to spend this Diwali celebrating and sharing happiness with our family and friends and family, why not we can extend this happiness to our sisters who are torn because of Maoists movement in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, India.

Due to the continued unrest in the region, healthy menstrual hygiene and obtaining sanitary products has become very difficult for the Adivasi women of Bastar. The New Peace Process, an organisation working for peace in the region is planning to gift them reusable sanitary napkins and menstrual cups to lighten up their Diwali .If you also want to be a part of this initiative, you can do so by clicking the link

As per government surveys, around 50% adivasi women residing in villages use sanitary pads, but these sanitary pads account for a major chunk of non-biodegradable waste produced. Made of 90% plastic, these pads take 500-800 years to decompose. Plastic sanitary pads have been long in use in Indian cities and towns, while women in rural areas used cloth. Now, government surveys show that sanitary pads have trickled into rural India from urban areas, adding to the pre-existing waste produced by sanitary pad usage. This increase has only exacerbated the challenges of waste management.

The reusable cloth pads can be washed and reused. Menstrual cups are safe to use for as long as 10 years since purchase, and since they are made of silicone, they get decomposed relatively easier. These products can be an essential part of the kit gifted to the Adivasi women of Bastar, who roam the jungles for most part of their day.

The New Peace Process is planning to send two reusable cloth pads and one menstrual cup as a gift pack which will cost around Rs.1000 each. To help, you can go to bastar?payment=form and donate whatever you can. You can also help us by spreading the word to your friends, family and social media.

To know more about The New Peace Process, you can either visit our website or give a call on 8602008333/444. The first step to peace is to lend a helping hand. And it can start with you today.