Re-implemented menstrual pads scheme remains on paper

NGOs step in as govt school girls aren’t getting any Despite the re-implementation of the Shuchi scheme by the Karnataka government in the financial year 2021-22, government schools in Bengaluru are still not receiving sanitary napkins. The scheme aims at distributing sanitary pads among adolescent girls in government schools and PU colleges. No school has […]

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Women in the informal sector: insecure at homes, streets,construction sites

Number of registered cases of sexual assault are on the rise, experts suggest proper mental care for the victims and maintenance of data by the government. By Upasana Banerjee Bengaluru: Bharathi, a domestic worker of about 40 years old who is a mother to two daughters, 24 and 18, has been working as a maid […]

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Poor sanitation in B’luru slums takes a toll on women’s health

Only 597 out of 2,000 slums get government help. Bengaluru: Of the 93 million slum residents in India, 85% have poor or no access to sanitation, according to the National Sample Survey Organization report of 2019-2020. This impacts women’s health more adversely than that of men. Rapid population growth has given rise to 2,000 slums […]

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