Half of the world's population by virtue of being female will at some point in their reproductive life have periods. It's a natural and normal occurrence; the average woman menstruates for 3,000 days during her life time. That said, menstruation is still considered a taboo subject for millions of women across the globe, according to Swenga.
Menstrual Hygiene Day - It's Time for Action
Swenga, 28 May 2019
Today May 28, is world Menstrual Hygiene Day, it is dedicated to raising awareness and combating taboos associated with menstrual hygiene with the goal of enabling women and girls… 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.
Educating Girls About Menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene
IPS, 28 May 2019
The organisers of Menstrual Hygiene Day say that although there has been a lot of good work on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) either currently underway or already completed, we… Read more »
For most young girls in Africa, menstruation is a monthy crisis. Menstruation can be managed with the appropriate sanitary items, but adolescent school-going girls suffer from a ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
A survey by the Daily News has found out that the majority of girls in Tanzania's Geita District miss school while menstruating. Many eventually drop out due to inability to access ... 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 »
A 'period emoji' on mobile devices could help break the taboo of menstruation, according to an international child rights group. Read more »
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