As part of our #periodofchange campaign, we hosted webinars or online panel discussions on google wherein different experts from the field of menstruation, sustainability and waste management joined to provide a perspective on the our five themes. These are critical events since a campaign centered around menstrual waste from the sustainability point of view has never looked at. We are deeply interested in hearing your opinions, suggestions and feedback regarding this very novel campaign. If you have anything to say to us, please write to thekachraproject@gmail.com

Here’s the webinar details:

Date Time (IST) Topic Panelists
Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day) 7 pm – 8 pm Sustainability & menstruation : from the body of the earth to the body of the woman Nidhi Jamwal, Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, Bayo Akomolafe, Aarti Mohan & Bindu Mohanty
Saturday, May 2nd 12 – 1 pm The
development of the MHM sector in India: Disposable sanitary napkins: a blessing
or a curse?
Suhani Mohan, Bharathy Tahilan, Malati Gadgil, Arundati Muralidharan & Lakshmi Murthy
Saturday, May 9th 12 – 1 pm Dealing with menstrual hygiene waste: Collection and disposal issues Harshad Barde, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Pratibha Sharma, Vijay Kumar, Ina Jurga & Bindu Mohanty
Saturday, May 16th 12 – 1 pm Reusable menstrual hygiene products : pros & cons Kathy Walking, Ashish Malani, Shilpi Sahu, Lakshmi Murthy & Aarti Mohan
Thursday, May 28th 4 – 5:30 pm Dealing with concerns & issues around shifting to alternate menstrual hygiene products Aravinda P, Richa Kaul Padte, Bindu Mohanty, Alyssa Newlon, Bhavana Upadhyaya & Arpita Bhagat

Watch Links:

Webinar 1: Sustainability and menstruation


Webinar 2: Development of Menstrual Hygiene Management Sector in India https://thekachraproject.in/period-of-change-blogs/period-of-change-webinar-2-the-development-of-the-mhm-sector-in-india/

Webinar 3: Dealing with menstrual hygiene waste


Webinar 4: Reusable menstrual hygiene products – pros and cons


Webinar 5: Dealing with concerns & issues around shifting to alternate menstrual hygiene products



Online webinars are part of Period Of Change, a 5-week campaign organized by The Kachra Project along with Earth&us that aims to mobilize people (both men and women) around menstrual waste as a starting point to lobby for change in current practices in MH waste management.

Sign the petition to amend Draft Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2015  referred to as MSW Rules 2015 be amended for proper management of absorbent hygiene product waste (which includes menstrual hygiene waste).