In a garment factory in NCR (India), from over 3,000 low-income women only 200 free pads are being used per month from the factory dispensary. Workers continue to make unhealthy choices.
Understand and impact low take-up of safe menstrual hygiene products at the workplace.
Impact of menstrual health on women’s health outcomes or workplace outcomes, such as absenteeism, lacks evidence. Therefore, for an industry whose dominant workforce is overwhelmingly female, it beckons to explore fitting interventions, which could yield business returns.
We aim to find out the impact of this intervention on the well-being and workplace outcomes, such as productivity, absenteeism, etc. for the workers.
The firm wants to develop a company-wide strategy, which goes beyond simply provisioning sanitary napkins in the dispensaries. Our learnings from the pilot will help develop this strategy and fitting interventions to improve health outcomes at the workplace. We intend to evaluate the same for business returns through rigorous research methods.
Image credits: Nayantara Parikh / Shalin Gor
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