‘Period room’ for slum women

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To provide hygienic sanitary facilities during menstruation of women, a first-of-its-kind initiative taken at the public toilet, a ‘period room‘ has been set up at a public toilet in Maharashtra’s Thane city. According to OrissaPost report, the facility is equipped with a urinal, jet spray, toilet roll holder, soap, running water and a dustbin.

Collaborating with NGO the Thane Municipal Corporation has set up this room for women at a slum in Shanti Nagar locality of Wagle Estate area. On the outer wall of the toilet block are painted with colourful pictures with messaged to maintain hygiene during menstruation.

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As the women living in small houses don’t have separate bathrooms/change rooms during periods, many times they find it difficult to change. So, this facility will be boon for such kind of women.