Let’s Talk About It. Period.
Shame, stigma and misinformation around periods in our society stop young girls and women from talking about it openly leaving them vulnerable to gender discrimination, exclusion and health issues. Let’s break the silence around periods by starting a conversation today!

India’s children

The silence around periods can kill a girl’s potential

24% of girls miss one or more school days during menstruation. *(Source: BMJ Article)

From an early age, girls learn to live with the pain and fear and seldom seek help when in physical or mental discomfort due to periods – thanks to the air of embarrassment surrounding the topic. The silence, exclusion, teasing and shaming affect the girls’ psychological and physical development and hinder their potential big time. The lack of access to basic hygiene facilities and awareness leads to increased dropouts. Girls are often pushed into marriage at an early age once they drop out of school, leading to permanent loss of potential. To help our girls live freely and chase their dreams, we need to end period shame and have open conversations about menstruation.

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Let’s start the conversation around periods

India’s children
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How can you get involved?

We must talk about periods openly to break the taboos around them and make women, girls, and everyone else who menstruates feel good about their bodies. Because the change begins with every one of us.

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Spread the word and break the silence

Help us amplify the voice around period shame through social media. You can talk about period shame and tag CRY on different social media channels along with the hashtags. #LetsTalkAboutPeriods

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Your generous donation can help CRY create awareness about menstrual health and hygiene among children and adolescent girl groups in schools across different cities.

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Take a pledge to end the shame

The change starts with us. As we take a pledge, let us ensure that we give up on things that are associated with period shame, like not hiding period products and carrying them without any shame, using the word “period” instead of other code words etc.

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