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Sanitary napkin Sokhipad for garment workers launched

11 Oct 2017, 17:05 | updated: 12 Oct 2017, 17:02

NTV Online

Dhaka: A unique sanitary napkin Sokhipad was launched in Bangladesh with an aim to make sanitary pads available to every woman and girl working in the garment industry and to increase their productivity and income. 

The inauguration ceremony of the sanitary napkin was held at City Park Convention Center in capital Dhaka’s Kachukhet area on October 10, said in a press release.

The aim of the product promotion is raising health awareness of menstrual hygiene management in Bangladesh as the country has enough potentials to march ahead with advanced countries, added the release.

The project is a pilot partnership venture which is managed and operated by ECO International Trading Company Bangladesh and also supported by Connect to Grow (UK).

The price of the hygienic and affordable sanitary napkin 'Sokhipad' is Tk 50 a packet that contains six pieces. The brand specially targets lower-income female garment workers. Their goal is to make a small amount of profit by developing women's health.

Connect to Grow team leader David Irwin, Eco International CEO Ariful Forquan, AMAL’s founder and director Esrat Karim Eve, social enterprise Wreetu’s founder Umme Sharmin Kabir, Senior Lecturer of Marketing at Daffodil International University Bipasha Matin and writer Radhika Tabez, among others, were present at the launching program.

The ceremony was enlightened with their inspiring and motivational speeches that include the difficulties, struggles, pain and obstacles of women regarding this social taboo. 

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