A woman spends ten years of her life menstruating. Most women experience pain, discomfort and lack energy during their periods. In India, girls and women experience extra constraints during menstruation.
Due to cultural beliefs surrounding sexual reproductive health and blood, they face limitations in managing their menstruation as well as their participation in daily live. A lack of knowledge of how to maintain proper hygiene – even at home – often leads to infections. Since women in Bangladesh often don’t have access to affordable, good quality sanitary napkins or proper WASH facilities, it is almost impossible to manage their menstruation in a healthy way. This has a significant impact on their personal development, economic status and health.