UNICEF is advocating menstrual hygiene education for girls before their first period, sensitizing men and boys to be understanding and supportive and to open conversations about periods among other objectives. Manushi too will be working on these through her social media platforms, tapping in the youth audience base. Manushi feels that the current pandemic situation has further exacerbated menstruation-related challenges for women and girls. “COVID-19, lockdowns and safety precautions have disrupted access to sanitary products, adding to the challenges they face. We need to speak up to dispel menstruation-related taboos and stigma, sensitize men and boys to be supportive of girls; and support availability of essential sanitary products for girls and women in times of crisis,” shared the former Miss World.