Menstruation taboos: Reaching out only to adolescent girls is not enough

Shamed for a period stain, a young girl ends her life. It makes us rethink –is addressing menstruation related taboos by reaching out only to adolescent girls enough? A young... Read more

Comprehensive programming for menstrual health in schools in India

Schools offer a crucial chance for menstrual hygiene programmes to make transformations that will benefit adolescent girls long into their futures. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, Arundati Muralidharan, WaterAid India’s Policy... Read more

A member of the housekeeping staff shares how “educated people” behave

Radhamma, a middle-aged housekeeping staff feels appalled at the way in which educated people behave. During an interaction, she shared that even though people have all the money and education,... Read more

Taking change into their hands: School WASH Clubs in Action

Meet Deepika, Harpreet and Komal: members of their newly formed school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Club at a government run institution near Punjabi Bagh in West Delhi. In only... Read more

Is your well-being in a health professional’s (clean) hands?

The world marks Global Handwashing Day every year on October 15. This year, let us bring the spotlight on to a group that we turn to keep us healthy, prevent... Read more

Let’s talk menstruation!

Here’s why. India is home to around 120 million adolescent girls— that’s roughly 10% of the population. A girl menstruates on an average for five days a month, 12 months... Read more

Clean India: one year on

One year after Prime Minister Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) – otherwise known as the Clean India Mission – to make India open defecation free by 2019, Neeraj... Read more