Good Universe
Good Universe

Cause:

We will be distributing 1000 cloth pads among women, train them how to use it, educate them on how it is going to benefit them and after 3 month we will be asking for their feedback. We will educate the women about their body, cloth pads, socio-economical benefit and empower them to try new things and enable them to use cup by providing the cloth pad. Once they realizethe ease and benefits, each of them will be empowered to advocate sustainable menstrual practices.

Raising: Rs. 50,000-1,00,000

Expected no of Beneficiaries: 1000 (for a year long support)

Raising Funds for:

Environmental pollution due to plastic waste is a serious cause of concern of our times. Non-bio-degradable waste dumped in landfills and seas are major source of pollution. 78 million metric tons of plastic packaging worldwide of that 40% was landfilled and 32% was “leaked” to the environment polluting land and sea. Women’s hygiene products contribute to this waste to a great extent, especially disposable pads and tampons. An average woman uses almost 10,000 disposable pads amounting to over 100kgs of plastic waste her reproductive lifetime. The carbon footprint of feminine hygiene products is astronomical- especially disposable pads and tampons. A single woman can generate up to 125 Kgs of non-biodegradable waste through her menstruating years. India is a developing country with a population of 1.34 billion, out of which 323.6 million are female between the age group of 15-49. If we consider that 10% of Indian women uses disposable pads then each of them will generate at least 0.5 Kgs of waste every month. In that way, 10% of the female population in India will generate 16180 tons of waste every month. Like every medicine has side effects usage of menstrual hygiene products has fallouts too.Commercially available pads contain bleach, acetone, carcinogenic chemicals, harmful toxins and other irritants impacting women’s reproductive health in a negative way.When women avoid changing soaked pads for longer period of timeit may increase their susceptibility to reproductive tract infections (RTI) and contact dermatitis, which causes irritation, itching and vaginal reactions. Unhygienic menstrual practices lead to bacterial infections which may lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Itis a rare but life-threatening bacterial infection.Research shows evidence of TSS among women using pads and tampons. So create more awareness around sustainable menstruation and giving a better health practice for women we are raising this funds

About the Organization:

Our vision at Good Universe is a free and equal world where women, children and transgenders can lead a dignified and secure life. We are dedicated to transforming our society by empowering women, children and transgenders so that they have the rights over their bodies and sexuality and the resources to exercise those rights. Our mantra is simple: Girls are vital champions of equality. Girls’ and women’s lives matter. Their opinions, their dreams and their choices are significant for social progress.

Volunteering Opportunities: 

Name Of The Program: Sustainable city and women;No. Of Volunteers Required: 4;Nature Of Work: Facilitation (working with young people), Contain creation, Communication, and partnership; Duration & Special Skill Sets Required: 3-6 months (on-field and remote work);

Name Of The Program: Sustainable Menstruation; No. Of Volunteers Required: 3; Nature Of Work: Facilitation (working with young people), Contain creation, Communication, partnership, and fundraising; Duration & Special Skill Sets Required: 3-6 months (on-field and remote work)

Good Universe (Not For Profit)

Project Website : www.gooduniverse.org

Project Facebook Page : gooduniversengo

Project Twitter Handle : gooduniversengo

Project Office Address : 1-69, Masjith Banda, Kondapur-500084, Telangana

Contact Full Name : Dr. Anusha Pilli

Contact Designation : Project Head

Contact Phone Number : 9705565516

Contact Email : info@gooduniverse.org