Women’s health has been a key concern over the years across the world. And we all are aware that in India, menstruation and menstrual practices for women and girls, in the present times are clouded by taboos and social restrictions. Though menstruation is such a big and integral part of a woman’s life, it is still considered unclean in many societies, and there exists an overpowering silence around it.
Taboos, myths, and restrictions associated with menstruation leave a negative impact. Therefore, to break the silence and normalise menstruation, May 28 is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) across the world. Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) at a global level.
Action lab 2050 Foundation along with Rotary Club (RID -3262) is celebrating the Menstrual Hygiene Day in Bhubaneswar. In preparation of the day, we will be hosting an event, where we will be talking about sustainable menstruation. Topics we will cover the overall status of Menstrual Health & Hygiene in India and the way forward.