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Raho Safe, the sister concern of hygiene and wellness brand Pee Safe, recently distributed free Sanitary Pads in different parts of Delhi NCR and Rajasthan, including remotely located slum areas. The company reached out to approximately 1000 women with an aim to promote healthy menstruation practices.
According to the reports by the National Family Health Survey nearly 336 million women are menstruating in India and only about 121 million (roughly 42%) are using sanitary napkins, locally or commercially produced. Even though India has made great strides in addressing the taboo against menstruation and ensuring access to sanitary pads to those who cannot afford them; a lot still needs to be done.
Prime Minister Minister Narenda Modi during his recent Independence Day address mentioned that more than 5 crore sanitary napkins have already been provided to women in a short time through Jan Aushadhi Kendras. With Raho Safe sanitary pads, the brand aims to become a changemaker and contribute to the government’s objective as well.
Raho Safe sanitary pads are 100% leak-proof and helps replace foul odour with floral fragrance. The pack also includes free biodegradable disposable bags. Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is the brand ambassador for the range.
Vikas Bagaria, Founder, Pee Safe, said, “In continuation with Raho Safe’s vision of ensuring access to affordable and sustainable menstrual hygiene products for women, we recently distributed Raho Safe six sanitary pads each to approximately 1000 women in and around Delhi NCR and Rajasthan area. We also handed over sanitary pads to various Panchayat heads so that they could further send it to more women in their areas. We will be continuing this every month.”
He added: “COVID-19 has affected the livelihoods of many people especially those who are already economically weak. Many in these socio-economic strata are therefore either reluctant to spend on sanitary pads or cannot buy them due to lack of monetary means. This could mean many girls and young women going back to their previous ways of using rags during periods, affecting their health in a major way. Our aim is to help them avoid this dilemma apart from raising awareness on the need for better hygiene and sanitation.”
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