Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicMenstrual hygiene

Topic: menstrual hygiene

How my district became first in Bihar to have Menstrual Hygiene Management plan: IAS officer

Women in rural Bihar should be able to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, the MHM plan is the first step, says Purnea DM.

SubscriberWrites: From SDGs to menstrual hygiene — water conservation remains the key

Gender mainstreaming in understanding water policy and issues is the need of the hour, says Zeba Zoariah Ahsan.

No budget for free sanitary pads as Karnataka govt wants to ‘save funds’ for Covid fight

Karnataka govt didn't allocate funds for Shuchi scheme in March as it wanted to streamline its budget to 'save funds' to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, say officials.

Depression, search for tampons & abortion pills — studies show Covid impact on women, youth

Four new studies, conducted during lockdown, assessed the awareness of the Covid pandemic among youth & its impact on mental & reproductive health, among others.

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a ‘sanitary pad crisis’

Women in India, Fiji, the US, UK and other parts of the world have reported severe supply shortages of pads and hiked-up prices for disposable menstrual products.

Lockdown has hit access to menstrual hygiene products in India, some other countries: Survey

The survey by Menstrual Health Alliance of India reveals that most women are dependent on schools and community organisations for these products and are not able to access them now.

From unpaid domestic care work to menstrual hygiene – Covid’s double whammy for Indian women

In Covid, India needs to develop gender-responsive strategies to strengthen public health preparedness, which do not de-prioritise health needs of women.

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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