In a major initiative to promote women’s health and hygiene, the Delhi government has announced the monthly supply of sanitary napkins to female sanitation workers in the city. The move comes as a recognition of the contribution of these workers, who have been tirelessly working to keep the city clean and hygienic amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to provide sanitary napkins to female sanitation workers is a significant step towards addressing the menstrual health needs of women, who often face difficulties in accessing affordable and hygienic menstrual products. The initiative aims to improve the health and well-being of these workers, while also promoting their dignity and rights.
According to the United Nations, menstrual hygiene management is an essential aspect of the right to health and sanitation. However, women and girls around the world often face numerous challenges in accessing menstrual products, which can affect their health, education, and livelihoods. The provision of sanitary napkins to female sanitation workers in Delhi is thus an important step towards addressing the larger issue of menstrual hygiene and women’s health.
The Delhi government’s initiative has been widely appreciated by women’s health and rights activists, who have long been advocating for better access to menstrual products for women across the country. The move is also expected to create awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene among sanitation workers, who are often neglected and overlooked in discussions about women’s health and rights.