In Jashpur (Odisha), most women and girls do not use sanitary products to manage their menstrual health and there is a gap in terms of usage between the urban and rural women. This implies that thousand of adolescent girls and women live with unsafe menstrual hygiene, with a hindered access to public participation, especially for adolescent girls who drop out of schools. These factors, combined together, continue to place girls and women at a developmental disadvantage. Common Services Centers, through its initiative for women’s health and hygiene, named ‘Stree Swabhiman’ is striving to create a sustainable model for providing affordable and accessible sanitary products close to the homes of adolescent girls and women.
Sanitary Pad Manufacturing unit at Common Service Center, Jashpur is redefining women’s health and hygiene. VLE Amrut Bhai Prajapatii distributed free sanitary napkins among the school girls of the village.