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Stakeholder voices

            The Tata Trusts have done              Due to the Tata Trusts’        Tata Trust’s Menstrual
            very inspiring work in the             MHM programme we               Hygiene Management
            field of Menstrual Hygiene             have been able to make         programme is a great
            Management in the tribal               adolescent girls aware         initiative….it is helping
            villages of Sirohi and Pali            of their health and            community members,
            district. Village community,           hygiene. By learning           women and adolescent
            especially tribal women and            about safe Menstrual           girls in understanding
            adolescent girls, received             Hygiene Management             that menstruation is
            training on stitching reusable         practices, they will be        a normal biological
            cloth pads, thereby triggering         better equipped to be          process and also
            behaviour of changing                  cognisant about their          breaking the silence
            sanitary products at least             wellbeing, contribute to       around myths and
            three to four times a day              the upliftment of their        taboos which exist
            during menstruation. The               self, family and the           since centuries.”
            Tata Trusts has also actively          community. Once they           — Mukesh Kumar
            supported the ‘Chuppi Todo’            experience the positive        Sachan, Child
            campaign of the Department             change themselves,             Development Project
            of Women Empowerment,                  they are more willing          Officer, ICDS – Gilaula,
            Rajasthan, to eradicate                to advocate it to their        Shravasti, Uttar
            the myths associated                   friends and family             Pradesh
            with menstruation. Many                members.”
            congratulations to the MHM             — Ms Darshana Suthar,
            team of the Tata Trusts                Officer in Charge
            for bringing change at the             (Girls Education),
            grassroot level.”
                                                   State Project Office,
            — Ms Ankita Rajpurohit,                Samagra Shiksha,
            Assistant Director,                    Gandhinagar, Gujarat
            Department of Women
            Empowerment, Pali,

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