Pinkishe Foundation Raises Awareness Among Girls in Haldwani About Menstruation.

Pinkishe Foundation Raises Awareness Among Girls in Haldwani About Menstruation

Pinkishe Foundation

May 14, 2024

In an effort to promote menstrual hygiene awareness among adolescent girls, a collaborative workshop was conducted at Government Girls' Higher Secondary School, Rajpura in Haldwani. The workshop, jointly organized by Chetna Seva Samiti and Pinkishe Foundation, aimed to educate girls on maintaining cleanliness during menstruation.

Led by representatives from both organizations, including Pushpa Kandpal, Upasana, and Sangita Shekhar, the workshop addressed essential topics such as menstrual hygiene practices, proper use and disposal of sanitary pads, and overall reproductive health. Through interactive sessions, the girls were sensitized to menstrual health issues, helping them navigate this natural process with confidence and dignity.

Furthermore, as part of the initiative, all participating girls were provided with sanitary pads to encourage hygienic menstrual practices. This distribution not only ensures access to essential menstrual hygiene products but also emphasizes the importance of adopting safe and sustainable menstrual health practices.

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A Menstrual Hygiene Workshop was conducted and Free Sanitary Pad Distribution in Meerut
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Sanitary Pad Distribution in Chhattisgarh
Girls' Mass Wedding Includes Menstrual Health Education and Sanitary Pad Distribution

Pinkish Foundation NGO's National President Arun Gupta and National Secretary Shalini Gupta, with the cooperation of Collector Shri Dharmesh Kumar Sahu and IAS Shri Vasu Jain SDM Sarangarh, distributed sanitary pads free of cost to brides at the Chief Minister's Mass Marriage event held in Sarangarh. During this, Shalini Gupta provided information to the brides about the effects of menstruation on women's health. Along with this, awareness about women's health was also raised. The initiative of Pinkish Foundation NGO has strengthened the effort to improve menstrual health and end the stigma associated with menstruation across India. A special aspect in Sarangarh was that grooms pledged to continue supporting the health needs related to menstruation of their brides. This promise goes beyond a mere gesture; it is a commitment within marriage towards empathy, partnership, and shared responsibilities. This initiative is not just a celebration but a powerful step towards social progress and women's empowerment. It challenges norms, promotes necessary suggestions, and paves the way for acknowledging and addressing the fundamental needs of women. Shalini Gupta said that we celebrate this historic day, we are reminded that every small step in the direction of understanding and support can make significant progress in equality and empowerment. There is a future where every woman's health and dignity will be prioritized, leading to real empowerment for all. She also mentioned that not just Pinkishe Foundation but PM Shri Narendra Modi, Ministry of Women and Child Development led by Smriti Irani, Arundhati Murli Dharan (MHA) of Sachchi Saheli, and many more are actively working across the country so that women of India can live a life with dignity and care.

May 8, 2024
Pinkishe Foundation Educates on Menstrual Management
Pinkishe Foundation Educates on Menstrual Management

In a session led by trainer Rajrani Sharma, Pinkishe Foundation imparts vital knowledge on menstrual hygiene and self-care practices at Rajpura Pre-Secondary School. Seema Pawar supplements with insights on yoga and nutrition.

May 2, 2024
A workshop on menstrual hygiene.
Haldwani - A workshop on menstrual hygiene.

Haldwani - A workshop on menstrual hygiene was organized by Chetna Seva Samiti and Pinkishe Foundation in Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Rajpura. In which girls were made aware about cleanliness. Sanitary pads were also given to all the girls. During this, Pushpa Kandpal, Upasana and Sangeeta Shekhar etc. were present.

May 2, 2024
Pinkishe Chosen for Facebook Global Community Accelerator
Pinkishe Chosen for Facebook Global Community Accelerator

Pinkishe Foundation's commitment to empowering women takes a significant stride forward as it joins the prestigious Facebook Global Community Accelerator program. Amidst stiff competition, Pinkishe emerged as one of only 13 organizations selected from 13,000 entries nationwide, and just 130 globally. Through its dedicated Facebook group, Pinkishe connects women from diverse backgrounds, showcasing their contributions to society and providing a platform for recognition. From highlighting the special endeavors of women to offering support and encouragement, Pinkishe's selection underscores its pivotal role in championing women's voices and initiatives on a global scale.

May 4, 2024
Pinkishe Foundation distributed Corona kit.
Pinkishe Foundation distributed Corona kit.

Pinkish Foundation distributed Corona kit, brought smile back on withered faces of patients Special corona care kit reached the homes of the needy.

May 2, 2024
 Facebook's Community Accelerator Program
Facebook's Community Accelerator Program

Pinkishe also included in the organization selected for Facebook's Community Accelerator Program.

May 2, 2024
Lal Rang Zindagi literary seminar
Lal Rang Zindagi literary seminar

Lal Rang Zindagi literary seminar organized on menstrual hygiene day Pinkish is a registered women's NGO that launched a campaign to change health misconceptions and attitudes related to menstruation and female reproduction in India. Under this, the work of educating and making aware girls and women of socially, economically and educationally backward classes and distributing free pads was done from village to village.

May 2, 2024
Pad vending machine in Government School
Pinkishe installed a pad vending machine in Government School

Pinkish installed a pad vending machine in Government Senior Secondary School, Dobi, Hisar.

May 2, 2024
Mushaira of Pinkishe NGO organization
Mushaira of Pinkishe NGO organization

Many ghazalkaras from different states participated in the Mushaira of Pinkishe NGO organization

May 2, 2024
International Menstrual Hygiene Day
International Menstrual Hygiene Day

Pinkish Foundation is an organization working on menstrual hygiene. Today, on the occasion of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, Pinkish Foundation organized several online programs related to menstrual hygiene. Volunteers from various branches of Pinkish located across the country participated enthusiastically in the Period Warrior programme.

May 2, 2024
A health awareness camp
A health awareness camp was organized by Pinkish Foundation

A health awareness camp was organized by Pinkish Foundation in primary school Mau Khas. In the camp, girls were given information about personal health. Sanitary pads were also distributed

May 2, 2024
Saloni Upadhyay made women aware about the prevention of many diseases caused by the epidemic.
Saloni Upadhyay made women aware about the prevention of many diseases caused by the epidemic.

In Aligarh, Saloni Upadhyay made women aware about the prevention of many diseases caused by the epidemic. Also distributed free sanitary pads

May 2, 2024
Distribution of Sanitary Pads
Distribution of Sanitary Pads

People of Villa Anandam Society of Meerut Road, with the help of Pinkishe Foundation, gave sanitary pads to the maids on Sunday. The women of the society have found a way to help by selling the papers coming out of their homes. Along with this, food is also being given to the needy people

May 2, 2024