Resource: Locked-down schoolgirls: no basic needs, period

Jigyasa Mishra, Locked-down schoolgirls: no basic needs, period, People’s Archive of Rural India, 12 May 2020, https://ruralindiaonline.org/articles/locked-down-schoolgirls-no-basic-needs-period/.

Excerpt: ‘Phoolwatiya (name changed) expects her menstrual cycle to begin from tomorrow. But this time – unlike in earlier months – she won’t be getting free sanitary napkins from her school. “We normally get pads there when our periods begin. But now I will use any piece of cloth I can.”… Phoolwatiya is not alone. Over 10 million girls like her in Uttar Pradesh are eligible for free sanitary pads – which would have been distributed though their schools.