#TwinkleKhannajoins Save the Children as Artist Ambassador to promote adolescent health and menstrual hygiene.

joins Save the Children as Artist Ambassador to promote adolescent health and menstrual hygiene.

Twinkle Khanna believes, “Even today, one half of the population in our country continues to struggle for their fair share. Women and girls are often denied access to rights simply because they are born girls. And this discrimination begins right from the womb and the cycle continues. And they continue to lose out on the most basic of the rights – whether we talk of health, education and on it goes. Let’s start with adolescent health and menstrual hygiene which is often ignored. Access to basic health and hygiene should not be a matter of chance but choice and rights.

Taboos and lack of awareness around something as natural as menstruation push more than 50 per cent of women to most unhygienic practices. We need to push boundaries, and we need to have more open, honest conversations around menstruation to begin with. It is literally getting back to the basics when we talk of equal rights. It starts here. I, Twinkle Khanna, am excited to join Save the Children as their artist ambassador to champion the cause of adolescent health and menstrual hygiene. I am looking forward to meeting some of the inspiring young champions who are leading the change in their communities.”

To read more

Related Posts

  • Child Right Bodies to file Appeal Against Bombay High Court’s Judgment on Sexual Assault

    The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday will challenge in the Supreme Court…

    Read More
  • Union Budget 2021 Increase funds for children

    Union Budget 2021: Increase Funds for Children, Urge Experts New Delhi. January 28, 2021:…

    Read More

Looking for some inspiration today?

Sign up for our newsletter and stay updated with our work.

Looking for some inspiration today? Read our Stories of Change

Together, we've empowered thousands of children. We invite you to meet some of them and read their stories.

Read now Donate

Children can change the world

Don’t believe it? Read stories of our child champions, who have surpassed all odds to create their own success story. They stand as a testament to will power and strength to overcome obstacles.

Read now Donate

HELP CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE, FOREVER

Every child offers something special. Together with children, supporters and partners, we work to help every child become who they want to be.

Read now Donate

LOOKING FOR SOME INSPIRATION TODAY?

Together, we've empowered thousands of children. We invite you to meet some of them and read their stories.

Read MOre