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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.
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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.
A health worker collects a sample of a patient in Gurugram Saturday, July 4, 2020. | PTI

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.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.