Talking menstrual at gurdwaras

"Today as we launched the #PeriodPolicy in the first #Gurdwara in the world to talk about periods," says an entry at Binti.Period Facebook page.

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Binti team at Central Gurdwara Khalsa Jatha Khalsa Jatha in London – Photo: Binti.Period Facebook

An outfit out to ensure that women have menstrual dignity launched a campaign in a London gurdwara, badged as the first in the world for a Sikh place of worship.

“Today as we launched the #PeriodPolicy in the first #Gurdwara in the world to talk about periods,” says an entry at Binti.Period Facebook page yesterday (11 Feb 2019).

The group was present at Central Gurdwara Khalsa Jatha Khalsa Jatha in London, and has planned a talk at the Sheperds Bush Gurdwara the next day.

When promoting the event, the Khalsa Jatha gurdwara said it was launching a campaign to help women have access to menstrual products through its langar service.

Langgar, short for Guru Ka Langgar, usually refers to the free kitchen operated at most gurdwaras where vegetarian meals are cooked and served by volunteers. The ration is also usually sponsored by well wishers.

Binti says it intends to create affordable menstrual towels, awareness through education and the availability of sanitary protection for every woman.

Binti promo for event at London gurdwaras – Photo: Binti.Period Facebook

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