Empowering Women and Girls through Good Menstrual Hygiene

The event started with the explanation of menstruation as an integral part of the female being. Questions were asked to determine¬†participants’ understanding about menstruation.

Menstruation and the menstrual cycle was well-explained before moving on to menstrual hygiene. After that, participants shared their stories about their first menses experiences and the stigma from their communities.

Participants then moved on to play a game in which they listed some cultural taboos around menstruating women and girls, sealed these limits in bottles and placed them against a wall. Each participant then rolled a ball to hit the bottle(s), thereby smashing that cultural belief.

The day ended with the distribution of sanitary pads and pocket calendars to all participants.

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