Shamshad Bano; A Voice of Reason

Shamshad Bano, a resident of Khwaja Colony in Bikaner, has been associated with SEWA Rajasthan since 2008. She has been instrumental in spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene and distributing sanitary napkins to the women of her community, who never had access to them. Associated with the SEWA cooperatives, Bano spends a large chunk of her time engaging with the women of her community, understanding their difficulties. Most of them work in factories that had not been functioning since the lockdown, leaving them unemployed. Being migrants, their families did not receive any aid from the government. Shamshad Bano, lent out her support to these families through SEWA, by providing them with ration kits that included sanitary napkins as an essential item.