be artsy achieved great results in 2018 thanks to the support of people like you.
Thanks to the Rato Baltin Project, we provided sexual and menstrual health education to more than 3,000 women and men in remote rural areas of western Nepal, distributing 321 menstrual cups - a healthy and ecological option - donated by our partner Ruby Cup.
Although the practice of Chhaupadi has been banned and criminalized - with prison sentences for those who force women and girls to practice it - little seems to have changed in remote areas, where even the government has no effective reach to combat this degrading tradition for women, whereby they are banished from their homes during menstruation, due to their supposed "impurity".
As always, we believe that raising awareness and educating people about sexuality has a crucial impact on this practice, protecting the rights of girls and women to live safe from harm and discrimination.
Therefore, we want to share our 2018 annual report with all of you, because thanks to the vital support of our volunteers and donors we have made another year of education, results and transparency possible.
Many thanks to all of you for supporting be artsy.