Greater Noida: On the occasion of Children's Day, the women of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA) organized a menstrual hygiene camp in the slums located behind the building of ATS, near Ecovillage 1 in Greater Noida West. During the camp, the woman distributed sanitary pads and masks among the girls and their mothers. They also raised awareness on menstrual health and hygiene.
Women of the different societies of Greater Noida took part in this event. Members of NEFOWA shared that by doing this, a small effort was made to ensure health in the remote areas where women are unable to use sanitary pads during menstruation due to the lack of money and awareness.
The organizers said that domestic helpers living in our surrounding areas, construction workers, women living in rural areas are not aware of menstrual hygiene and several times, do not have access. As a result, fall prey to many infectious diseases.
Biscuit packets were also distributed among the young children. Abhishek Kumar President NEFOWA said, “Healthy women play an important role in building a healthy society. That is why it is very important women in every section of society should be aware of their health and the women's team of NEFOWA is doing its best for this.”
Shweta Bharti, General Secretary, NEFOWA said, “Women from various societies of Greater Noida West are voluntarily providing sanitary napkins. There is a lot of enthusiasm among women about this noble cause. Such camps will be set up again at an interval of one or two months. Along with this, demand will also be made from the administration for the arrangement of sanitary pad vending machines around the settlements and rural areas of Greater Noida West.”