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About Sanjana D
Sanjana challenges cultural taboos around women’s menstruation by providing education, resources, and facilities for women to practice safe menstrual hygiene.
Sanjana strongly believes in a woman’s right to resources and education about her own health. Observing the huge lack of hygienic menstrual practices and awareness, Sanjana’s organization, RutuChakra, has a mission to celebrate and embrace womanhood.
RutuChakra provides education resources, training, and facilities for women of all ages to practice safe menstrual hygiene in marginalized areas. Moreover, Sanjana actively involves boys as part of the core team and as volunteers to advance the work. The venture coordinates a regular supply of menstrual products in several communities to ensure young girls have access to the products and information they need. As of July 2019, the team has supported 550+ girls, provided over 36,000+ menstrual products, conducted 11+ workshops, and partnered with over 11 organizations and government schools.
Read and watch Sanjana's story about becoming a young changemaker.
Learn more about Sanjana's work in this article featured in one of India's leading publications
Check out this interview with a blog in India about Sanjana's journey to changemaking and her advice to other young people.
Learn more about how Sanjana and her team are making ensure every woman can menstruate with dignity, even in a global crisis.