Manipur based women rights activist Urmila Chanam has been felicitated by the non-profit media organization World Pulse for her initiatives on educating women about menstrual hygiene and breaking the taboos and myths surrounding menstruation.
Chanam has recently been honoured with the World Pulse Spirit Award for Sisterhood.
Her vibrant social media campaign through World Pulse has helped in spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene on a global platform.
Chanam is also the founder & director of Breaking the Silence Worldwide Foundation, an organization focused on menstrual hygiene management, family planning and sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and women.
She is also a journalist who has been felicitated with a number of awards for promoting women empowerment in a global stage.
It may be mentioned that World Pulse is also a widely known social media platform through which its members undertakes social development programmes in different parts of the world.
Founded by Oregon based journalist Jenine Larsen in 2003, the organization is now an online only media initiative,
Apart from Chanam, many social activists from countries like Philippines, Cameroon and Canada have been felicitated for their outstanding activities.