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August 17, 2019

Having finally made it to mainstream conversation in the last three years, the way we look at periods in India is changing. Laws, policies, approaches and period products are constantly upgrading to suit and serve menstruators better in some instances. Observing the general shift to green period pro...

January 12, 2019

Kanishka Garments – a small tailoring unit in Aravampatti near Nilakottai  in the district of Dindigul, a nondescript place in Tamilnadu, is where I found a bunch of dedicated, committed individuals, getting on with what they are best at – Stitching. Heading this initiative, is a down to earth Paral...

June 5, 2018

It has been around 16 months since Green the Red campaign was launched to spread awareness about sustainable alternatives to disposable sanitary pads and tampons. The campaign which originated in Bangalore, has caught on in many different cities across India and has received extensive coverage in ne...

April 30, 2018

Recently a research paper on Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and menstrual cup usage rocked our little cup universe and questioned our assumptions about correlation of TSS with menstrual cup usage. Let us take a detailed look at the study and other associated material about TSS before hitting the panic b...

April 24, 2018

It has been one and half years since we started Green the Red and what a journey it has been! This volunteer led campaign has come a long way and has helped many women to move from disposable sanitary napkins to sustainable options, be it cloth pads or a menstrual cups. While we are happy that susta...

January 22, 2018

Date: 23rd January, 2018

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30 pm

Venue: Press Club,

Cubbon Park, Behind General Post Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Green The Red launches “Cup and Cloth” campaign

Program Agenda

- Introduction by Padmashree Balaram

- Panel discussion featuring Dr Meenakshi Bharat and Dr Pushpalatha

- Q&A b...

November 27, 2017

An avid trekker who escapes into the mountains every now and then, Vineeta Lal shares her experience of her new found love - The menstrual cup.

The first time I had my periods while trekking gave me far more angst than I could possibly imagine. Apart from the usual pain and logistics of needing...

September 6, 2017

I first came across a reference to menstrual cups two years ago in a newspaper article. The lady who had written the article spoke of it with reverence- she mentioned that it had changed her life. This one line incited my curiosity about these cups. If a lady was openly talking about her menstruatio...

May 14, 2017

Eartha, the online magazine about issues of environment, development, and sustainability, covered the Green the Red campaign on February 2, 2017. The article was written by one of our own campaigners, Gauri Dabholkar, an independent educationist from Bengaluru, who is passionate about solid waste ma...

May 14, 2017

We are having an awareness session on Reusable Menstrual Hygiene Products for Self-Help Group Women on the 31st of May at Gubbi, Tumkur. If you know or work with women in that area, please let them know about this session. We will be there to talk to them about sustainable menstruation and reusable...

May 14, 2017

When the world was less connected physically and when everything had to move in sync with the lunar and solar cycles, it is said that women used to indulge in self-care, and collect the menstrual blood for fertilizing their fields. Unless the woman had any major infectious disease that could be tran...

May 14, 2017

Much has been assumed regarding the sanitary pad usage in rural india. The general perception is that, sanitary napkins are not available or affordable by rural women and girls. It will therefore come as a surprise to many that, even in the rural areas, the prevalence of disposable products for mana...

May 14, 2017

Personal Choice? Think Again

Waste is the farthest thing from our minds as we walk down the aisle to cherry pick that ONE type of pad that works for us. Yet, menstrual waste, a mounting problem in the country, doesn’t have an environmentally responsible solution. An AC Nielsen study places the curren...

May 14, 2017

Menstruation is a topic close to every woman’s heart – more than the vagina. The wonderful, life-giving process is as natural as breathing and still period shaming happens everywhere in the world.

Let’s talk about India. The subject is so taboo as if it’s a crime to have periods! In my own fairly edu...

May 14, 2017

There was a time when menstruating women were asked to ‘sit’ separately during ‘those’ days – they would not enter the kitchen or go to the market or fill water from the well or do any work. It was like being in the naughty corner for 3-4 days. It probably gave the over-burdened women a restful brea...

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