Komal Siddiqui, Founder of Kuch Badlain Foundation, arranging a seminar RED TALKS to raise awareness related to girls’ hidden health issues and menstrual hygiene management. The main idea to arrange RED TALKS is because Komal herself faced the health issues related to MHM and the reason is she herself wasn’t aware of it and no one was there to guide and provide hygienic products to her and at the end, it hurt Komal a lot.
After some years, Komal realized that it was not only her problem but a problem for almost every girl and woman and that this is the main issue that she should work on. Afterward, Komal came to know that in Pakistan, 79% of women don’t or can’t manage Menstruation hygienically”. Why?
One of the main reasons behind the issue is that menstruation is considered in many societies including Pakistan a taboo topic that cannot be discussed or mentioned. In fact, in some families, this is not even openly discussed between mother and daughter. In many cultures, menstruation is perceived to be as unclean and embarrassing, and is also believed that it must remain hidden in communication.
At RED TALKS, Komal Siddiqui aims to address this issue to help women manage their menstruation cycle more hygienically and productively. Guest speaker sessions will mainly cover awareness about girl's hidden health issues, how to overcome depression and stress among girls during their days, Islamic point of view regarding being a woman, Dos & Don’ts, and much more…
I am raising funds to conduct menstrual awareness workshops for 200,000 girls from low-income families.
We will be conducting a 2 - hour workshops in schools. At the end of each workshop,
a copy of HerBook is given to a group of 10 girls to read and share to be empowered.
And Distribute HerBox to every girl
How is the donation used?
Any excess amount is passed on to the next campaign.