About Ujaas

With an aim to lead the vanguard of CHANGE in the country, Ujaas amalgamates awareness, distribution and sustainability to raise a strong voice against stigmas, taboos, and other physical as well as mental challenges associated with menstruation, faced by women across the country. Our constant efforts towards resolving the double bind of progression and deep-rooted intellectual structures help us take a step forward towards a revolution - propelling a CHANGE that starts from within.

About Ujaas

Advaitesha Birla

Founder of Ujaas

Think of all the adolescent girls who are afraid of their periods and held back in every aspect of life due to that fear. The menstrual health landscape of India needs to transform, drastically and immediately. A woman must never be afraid or ashamed of her periods. Period.

Ujaas, meaning brightness or light, is a heartfelt, grassroots initiative that is endeavouring to: create awareness about menstrual health and management, dispel the stigmas associated with it, and provide access to affordable sanitary products and basic hygiene facilities to women. By providing sustainable interventions to reduce period poverty, we are attempting to empower adolescent girls and women so that they may achieve their full potential and impact society positively.

Unriddling The Problem

45%

of girls consider menstruation as abnormal.

1/3

women in India are able to use sanitary napkins.

23%

of girls drop out of school upon reaching puberty.

70%

of Indian mothers still consider menstruation 'impure' or 'dirty'.

RTIs

Menstrual disorders are among the most commonly observed gynecological morbidities.

47.8%

of women suffer from PMDD(Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) in the country.

How We BringThe Change

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Contribute Towards Changing The Cycle Psychle

Ujaas is a social endeavour by the women, of the women & for the women of the country. We empower them and push towards combating problems related to menstrual health. Through our awareness campaigns & distribution channels we aim to eradicate lack of education as well as affordability - ensuring that stigmas and taboos never come in the way of freedom.

Contribute Towards Change

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