"BLOOD ON MY HANDS!"
June 25, 2019
Since the old days, women had to face the prejudiced vices for the normal metabolic physical processes taking place on attaining the age of Puberty. In fact, in various places, vivid immortal rituals have been initiated by the societal gurus and priests that unanimously keep away women from any good pristine deeds during the menstrual cycle. Nevertheless, in many entities, they are treated as untouchables and others practice to put them in one corner of their homes during the menstrual span.
Stories of adolescent girls coming from semi-peripheral and poorly resourced countries turn more painful when they narrate that most of their gynaecological muddles are due to the usage of various alternatives than a proper hygienic sanitary napkin. Forget about the villainy treatment that they receive from the society including their own family, the medical complications that they develop with time are worse.
In many developing countries, Menstrual hygiene management programme has been set up to aware adolescent girls from different sectors. But the outcome has shown up with the minimum fruitful result.
Thousands of women die there every year due to acute Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI), and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It was reported that almost 70% of women suffer painful death due to the Reproductive Tract Infection with unhygienic sanitary practices. It has been even prescribed by almost 97% celebrated gynaecological doctors that usage of proper sanitary napkins at proper intervals of the menstrual flow will lead to check and holistically prevent Urinal and Reproductive Tract infections. Whereas, almost 64% stated that using proper sanitary napkins will act as a preventive measure and reduce the risk of Cervical cancer. Though many menstrual awareness campaigns have been conducted by various government associations and non-government organisations, the result has not been much impressive both in rural and mid-urban areas in India. The biggest blockade to adoption of quality sanitary pads in India are many but from them, the major ones are affordability and accessibility. Over 70% of women complained that their families cannot afford a proper sanitary napkin. Or if they do, it cannot suffice the menstruating flow of all the types. There is high and low menstruation flows that low quality sanitary napkins cannot manage. During the menstruation cycle with the abdominal pain women also have to pass sleepless nights due to the embarrassment of blots.
Thinking about such affliction and adversity, proper initiatives should be taken to give every woman the power to walk freely without shouldering the fear of stains or getting engaged in unwanted hygiene health hindrances. Every girl has the right to smile and step forward in their personal and professional field. A girl should be made confident enough to stand poised with the boldness to achieve for which she is born. Every woman should experience the quantum liberty that she is entitled to. And, for which need not be dependent on anyone. Atleast they must not face any predicament situation due to certain of their natural physical phenomenon. Well, the central message is not about busting period cycle stigmas and taboos anymore, rather let every woman sing the anthem of confidence and liberty with the new, changing society.
This attitude is due to the lack of scientific awareness and old traditional socio-cultural and religious prejudice that exist and therefore we require that education be used to breach the old beliefs. But educating the masses is not enough we need an intrinsic change in the society and that at times can be brought through radical social change but at other times law must show the way and therefore we need changes in the policy mechanisms and this is why Lloyd Law College has set up the COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (CIJER) for bringing change in policy decisions that are supposed to change the way society works. Lloyd Law College, Top llb colleges in greater noida, wishes to be at the cutting edge of legal policy research. So under the guidance of Professor (Dr.) Kameshwari Goda, Director of the Institute (Research) leads a team of eight senior faculty members with doctoral degrees in law, and with international academic experiences to look into matters of real socio-legal relevance and train students who are the future into doing the same.
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