By Arré Bench Nov. 27, 2020
Twenty-six-year-old Suhani Jalota has been working tirelessly to ensure that women in poverty-stricken areas in India get access to menstrual hygiene products. After being recognised by the Queen of England, she has now won a nomination for the Global Citizen Prize.
hile menstruation might still be a taboo in our country, it doesn’t faze Suhani Jalota. The stigma around it has only motivated the young activist to ensure that every woman, especially in poverty-stricken areas, has access to menstrual health products. Her hard work has now earned her a nomination for the Global Citizen Prize.
Founder of the Myna Mahila Foundation, the 26-year-old has been recognised for her efforts toward providing menstrual health products to women in Mumbai’s slums, while also nurturing them to be financially independent. Her years of persistent efforts have now won her a nomination for the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award 2020.
Suhani Jalota founded the @MynaMahila Foundation to empower women through the production of sanitary pads — improving menstrual health and fostering financial independence. Learn more about Suhani and the other #CYLA finalists, and help choose the winner! https://t.co/rA20N1Y0Ay pic.twitter.com/LxmYdduhM7
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) November 21, 2020
The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award celebrates young activists around the world for their work toward ending extreme poverty. They also award $2,50,000 to support the winner’s organisation. Jalota is the only Indian among the top three finalists.