A first period story is mostly a memorable one, but for many girls in India, it is a harrowing one. At Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3), we have been working with adolescent girls for several years and have repeatedly heard stories from the field about how terrifying and uncertain their first period was. There are hundreds of girls who don't have the right information on menstruation, they don't have access to the right period products, are unaware of ways to stay hygienic and healthy, and don't understand how to deal with the various myths and taboos associated with menstruation.
In order to address this, C3 has launched
Navya: Kyunki Life Hai Beautiful, a first menstruator kit, to provide girls with the right information and products to navigate through their first period.