Theme: Education About Menstruation Changes Everything.
Brief Description: We will be inviting eminent Speakers who work in the field of Menstrual Hygiene along with representatives from various walks of life who will be sharing their experiences on a common platform. We also will be inviting Students from across Bangalore for a Debate on the theme. We are planning to publicize the event throughout India through Media.
•To address the challenges and hardships many women and girls face during their menstruation.
•To highlight the positive and innovative solutions being taken to address these challenges.
•To catalyse a growing, global movement that recognizes and supports girl’s and women’s rights and build partnerships among those partners on national and local level.
•To engage in policy dialogue and actively advocate for the integration of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) into global, national and local policies, programmes and projects.
•It creates an occasion for media work, including social media.
Impact: Menstrual hygiene day is meant to serve as a platform to bring together individuals, organisations, social businesses and the media to create a united and strong voice for women and girls around the world, helping to break the silence about menstrual hygiene management.
In India, only 1 out of 2 girls have knowledge about menstruation before their first period.
In Tanzania and Ethiopia, only 1 out of 4 girls know about it before their first period In Ethiopia, 2 out of 3 girls do not receive education about menstruation at school. In India, for 1 out of 2 girls, mothers are the most important source of information about menstruation, followed by friends.
In Uganda, 1 out of 2 girls report missing one to three days of school per month due to menstruation.