Tackling Menstrual Shame in Africa

Menstruation continues to limit the lives and future aspirations of girls and women, especially in developing countries. In many African countries menstrual blood is considered a private matter and beliefs about impurity are often associated with menstruation. But over the past decade, menstrual health has gained prominence on the global development agenda and has received increased attention in the UN Human Rights Council, where the human rights perspective has been increasingly underscored.

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