The ‘No More Limits Period Convos’ is an essay competition focused on menstruation matters and is open to students (aged 9-17) of three particular secondary schools within the Yaba Local Government Area of Lagos, Nigeria.
The essay competition aims to increase the voices of young school girls and boys in the global conversation on matters of menstrual periods.
Menstruation affects about half of the human population, therefore, it is only good that the other half of the population should be part of the conversation, hence, the competition is also open to young school boys.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Students have the option to choose one of the following titles which most appeals to them:
1. GOOD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE EMPOWERS WOMEN AND GIRLS TO RISE
2. MENSTRUAL TABOOS AND HOW THEY CAN BE OVERCOME
3. WHY SCHOOL GIRLS SHOULD NOT BE ASHAMED OF MENSTRUAL PERIODS
4. PERIOD POVERTY: DOES IT REALLY EXIST?
5. MENSTRUATION IS A PRIVATE MATTER, THEREFORE SHOULD ONLY BE DISCUSSED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Winners from each of the three schools will be presented with award certificates and prizes on the 28th of May, 2018 to celebrate World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
FloChest is a budding social enterprise that aims to keep girls in school by providing free sanitary pads for school girls who cannot afford them through the sale of a period subscription box, targeted at working-class women.