Institute of Research and Development for the Rural Poor (IRDRP); Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Contact: Dr. Irudayasamy
October 2018 – October 2019
The principal goal of this project is improvement of reproductive and sexual health among adolescent girls in Kanchipuram district, through two related activities. First, facilities will be set up to manufacture and market low-cost biodegradable sanitary napkins; this will also provide employment for some needy women. Second, programs will be conducted to educate girls and their mothers on menstrual hygiene and related health issues. The participation of women’s self-help groups and other NGOs will be enlisted to help spread the use of the napkins and the practice of healthy behavior.