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WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.

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Break the Taboos Poster Series

Menstruation is a natural and healthy process but it is a topic that many women are uncomfortable discussing in public. This is compounded by gender inequality, which excludes women and girls from decision-making processes and prevalence of taboos that seek to restrict women and girls from managing their menstruation safely in a supportive and healthy environment. This poster series available in English, Hindi, Telugu and Odiya seeks to dispel some of the common taboos associated with menstruation in India.

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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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