Status of Menstrual Discrimination in India: A Report by Boondh
Menstrual Discrimination largely refers to those practices that restrict, inhibit, discriminate and render limited menstruators’ agency to participate in everyday life. As acknowledged by a group of United Nations Human Rights Experts, this could potentially have consequences that range from mild to severe psychosocial distress and trauma to forms of violations that manifest differently in spaces of home, places of worship, schools, workplaces, etc. As part of a campaign to #StopPeriodPenalty in India, we aim to establish impactful interventions and redressal mechanisms against instances of menstrual discrimination. In the current phase we've developed a Prevalence Data Report on Status of Menstrual Discrimination in India.
Legal Literacy Toolkit
Another resource, as part of a campaign to #StopPeriodPenalty in India, is A Legal Literacy Resource Kit for detailing the various rights of Menstruators in accordance with legal and constitutional frameworks that we collectively need to work on realizing. It aims to establish impactful interventions and redressal mechanisms against instances of menstrual discrimination.
#PeriodsAndPatrakaars - A media sensitivity toolkit
There's a lot we can do - as consumers and creators of media - to make discourse about menstruation more representative, accurate and holistic. This toolkit of recommendations is a solid starting point towards enabling refined discussions and reportage surrounding menstruation!
#PeriodsAndPatrakaars - The checklist
Writing/creating content about menstruation? Print this out, pin it at your workspace and refer to it often to ensure your work represents the menstruation responsibly, credibly and inclusively! Remember to look at it in conjunction with the longer version of the #PeriodsAndPatrakaars Toolkit
Menstruation - A comprehensive discussion
If you want to spark conversations about menstruation in your circles but don't know where to start, your search ends here! Feel free to download and use it to spread awareness in your communities, and do reach out if you have queries.
How to use your Boondh Cup
There's a learning curve when it comes to using menstrual cups. Here's all you need to know as you shift towards a greener, healthier, more economical period! Remember to be kind and patient with yourself and breathe deeply. :)
How to use your Boondh Cloth Pads
The Boondh cloth pad's designs resembles that of a disposable sanitary napkin, except that instead of an adhesive, a button secures the pad in place. Everything you need to know about Boondh cloth pads, where they come from and how to use them is in here :)