Menstrual Hygiene Day: It’s Time for Action
Menstrual Hygiene is important! It is time we ensure period education is for everyone. Education about menstruation is critical to enable women and girls to manage their periods safely, hygienically, with confidence and without shame.
We can start at a young age when the girl is able to understand what we are talking about, let us not wait till a girl starts her period before we engage in menstrual education.
All we need is people in communities, schools, religious organisations and workplaces to raise their voices for period education.
Access to menstrual products for all women and girls
Period poverty affects women and girls all over the world. Access to sanitary products, safe, hygienic spaces in which to use them, and the right to manage menstruation without shame or stigma, is essential for anyone who menstruates. For many, this is not a reality. This is not just a potential health risk.
It is time to raise our voices to end period poverty so young girls and women are not deprived of access to quality products.
Access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities.
Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) play a large role in the lives of adolescent girls and women, both
biologically and culturally. Without adequate sanitation facilities, girls are unable to manage their menstruation safely, hygienically, and with dignity and will be unlikely to use the facilities if there is no guarantee of privacy.
It is time for us we provide access to clean and adequate water, improved sanitation facilities in communities, schools and workplaces so that girls and women can have better menstrual hygiene management.
Voices of the Movement
Together, we are raising our voices to advocate for better menstrual hygiene management in our communities, schools and workplaces.
Join us via Adolescent Hub Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AdolescentHealthHub/ page on May 28th and 29TH as we discuss several topics on menstrual hygiene. It is going to be informative and exciting.
We are delighted to share with a menstrual hygiene pamphlet which gives more insights into menstrual hygiene. Here is a link to download it.
It’s Time For Action
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