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23 March, 2015 | timesofindia.indiatimes.com |
India Inc gifts Rs 1k cr to PM’s Swachh plan
19 March, 2015 | business-standard.com |
‘Ensure right to water and sanitation under clean India campaign’
18 March, 2015 | in.reuters.com |
One in five newborn deaths could be prevented with safe water: experts
9 March, 2015 | timesofindia.indiatimes.com |
Water metering: Prime for politics
7 March, 2015 | zeenews.india.com |
Indian film ‘Priest’ among 2015 sH2Orts finalists
6 March, 2015 | deccanchronicle.com |
Indian film ‘Priest’ among 2015 sH2Orts finalists
6 March, 2015 | in.reuters.com |
What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water
2 March, 2015 | economictimes.indiatimes.com |
Budget 2015: 2% Swachh Bharat cess, 100% deduction on investment in Kosh
25 February, 2015 | ipsnews.net |
Analysis: Collaboration Key for a Clean India
19 February, 2015 | indiatvnews.com |
Floating diyas adding to pollution in Ganga river

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Mala, Community Mobilizer and Anita, Panchayat Mobilizer facilitating the MHM session with village women and adolescent girls. Baisenbagh village, post interventionLucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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 girl ending her life because she was shamed in school for period stain on her uniform is unacceptable. A teacher humiliating a female student for a period stain in class is unacceptable. But, let us pause and think through what led to the event in Tamil Nadu a couple of weeks ago. India has undoubtedly made significant progress in tackling the much-tabooed topic of menstruation and menstrual hygiene. We have...

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