UGER is a movement about women's empowerment and menstrual issues - we do research about menstrual awareness in the Indian society, offer seminars, and stitch cloth pads for women to have a cheap, safe, environmentally friendly and healthy way to deal with their period.

 

 

"UGER" in Mewari language means "new beginnings". We want to encourage:

  • a new beginning in how we see and talk about womens' menstruation,
  • a new beginning in how women can manage menstruation,
  • a new beginning in how women connect with their bodies and make healthy choices,
  • a new beginning in how we care for our environment,
  • a new beginning in the life of the women in the UGER team as they get opportunities to improve their lives and make supplementary incomes for their families.

The project started in 2011 as a "Stitching Self-Help-Group" - consisting of women from lower economic communities in Udaipur City, India. In summer 2012 we started stitching menstrual pads.