We have heard enough about how menstruation is a taboo in our country. Parents changing advertisements featuring a sanitary napkin, wrapping them in black/brown packaging, the hypocrisy of sanitary napkin making companies showing blue liquid being poured in ads puzzling the uneducated etc. are some small examples demonstrating the huge need for awareness.
Taameer wishes to break taboos one by one, especially the foggy perceptions about periods. It's natural and we want everyone to know and accept it. Be it touching the pickle or entering a temple-it's high time we prove that indeed, Daag Ache Hain.
Taameer would be holding a stall at the annual fest of NSS unit of DCAC- Aadya '17.
Date: 18th January, 2017
Venue: Delhi College of Arts & Commerce
Duration: A full-day event
Theme: The following event is to break the taboo and stigma that menstruation and sanitary napkins hold, and spreading the much needed awareness about the same.
The writers and poets of Taameer would bleed out their poems on sanitary pads and gift them back, then and there to you during the day of the event.
Goonj first made cloth-sanitary pad out of Tsunami wastage in 2005. It has now created 2.5 million MY Pads from cotton shreds.
What is MY Pad?
1. Cheapest pad made from un-wearable cloth collected from urban masses.
2. User friendly as it connects with the traditional practices.
3. Made with highly indigenous processes.
4. Reusable, replicable and easily disposable.
5. Biodegradable and environment friendly.
6. No technological or big machinery required, produced with efficient manual operation.
Taameer would have a donation box where everyone is invited to bring and donate two metres of cotton cloth. It can be anything from shirts, pants, to curtains and bed-sheets. The same would later be processed by Goonj, made into MYPads and would help in the betterment of menstrual hygiene mainly in rural areas. You would be given detailed information about the same during the event.
We would be offering MY Pads at the event. They would have beautiful poems stuck to them, written by our talented team of writers.
To justify the motive, we request you to go back home and gift the same to your maid or help or anyone you think would be interested to learn how to make hygienic, effective sanitary pads on their own.
The kit has a detailed illustrated user manual with dos and don’ts.
We have also arranged a solo street play performance by India's reputed street play artist Vipul Singh.
A few more surprises on their way.
Hope to see you there.
You all are family.
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