Fifteen-year-old Belinda* misses school every time she is going through her menstrual cycle, because apart from the dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps), her grandmother cannot afford to buy sanitary wear.
The Nightmare of Menstruation for Poor Girls
The Herald, 2 June 2018
Fifteen-year-old Belinda (not her real name) from Highfield, Harare misses school every time she is going through her menstrual cycle. Apart from the dysmenorrhea (also known as… Read more »
A reusable sanitary pad with flaps and fasteners at the side. With access to these, many girls would not absent themselves from school during menstruation.
How Men, Boys Can Play Role in Matters Menstruation
Nation, 3 June 2018
We marked the World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28. This year's theme was empowerment: Empowering women and girls through good menstrual hygiene, hence #NoMoreLimits. Read more »
Empowering Women Through Safe Menstrual Health
Namibian, 30 May 2018
In a collective effort to draw attention on menstrual health and hygiene management, the Namibian government and the United Nations have hosted the first national commemoration of… Read more »
International Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated annually in an effort to bring awareness and to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene to benefit women and girls ... Read more »
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