An Initiative supported by All India Professionals' Congress - Uttar Pradesh



  • The poorest villages in the interiors of Uttar Pradesh in the process of being identified
  • AIPC professionals to visit villages multiple times, trying to break the taboo and talking to the inhabitants.
  • Main village Event


  • 200,000 reusable sanitary pads to be distributed in 2 sizes for girls and women
  • Workshops to be conducted on menstrual health & hygiene
  • The poorest villages to be reached in the first phase


  • A beginning made to oust “The Shame” from periods
  • End of the "Age of Silence and Myths" around menstruation
  • Improvement in women’s health
  • Contribution of girls/women to society enhanced
  • Improved standard of living
  • Women's Empowerment – the ultimate goal

Monitoring & Follow Up

  • Is there more talk about menstrual hygiene amongst women ?
  • Are schools going girls talking more freely to their friends and parents?
  • What has been the experience of moving to pads?
  • Is drying pads a problem?
  • Are users experiencing overall better health psychologically?
  • Are users experiencing overall lesser gynaecological problems?
  • For adolescent girls, has the attendance in schools improved?