Search Results for: menstrual hygiene

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

When will Menstrual Hygiene be Taken Seriously?

In Zimbabwe, little or no proper legislation has been put in place despite considerable efforts made by pressure groups to bring the issue of menstrual hygiene before the House of the Assembly.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

Around Menstrual Hygiene Day, many organizations and individuals are taking action, raising awareness and supporting campaigns and projects. Here are three examples I love:

Menstrual Hygiene Explored: Capturing the Wider Context

Written by Irise’s Guest Writer Chris Bobel, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston This blog is part of Irise International’s #12DaysofChristmas Campaign. This summer, I bought a new camera. I needed it to snap pictures during a research trip to

Menstrual Hygiene Explored: Freedom

Written by Irise International Guest Blogger Chinsisi Kazuwa, Education Assistant – Theatre for a Change This blog is part of Irise International’s #12DaysofChristmas Campaign. August was a very interesting month for me at Theatre for a Change, Malawi. Participating in training more than 280 female

Menstrual Hygiene Explored: Dignity

Written by Guest Blogger Aditi Sharma, Founder and Chair of Kalyani  This blog is part of Irise International’s #12DaysofChristmas Campaign. Chhaupadi – The curse of menstruation A woman died in the August floods in the far western region of Nepal this year – simply because she

The Menstrual Hygiene Taboo: A Vicious Cycle of Silence

Written by Dr. Emily Wilson-Smith, Chair at Irise International Although half the global population has menstruated since the beginning of time, it has been a taboo topic in cultures across the world for almost as long. The word ‘taboo’ itself may even originate from a

28 Reasons Why Menstrual Hygiene Matters

This post was previously published on Buzzfeed. Written by Elisabeth Epstein of Girls’ Globe and Danielle Keiser of WASH United. We  all may know that menstruation is a natural part of the reproductive cycle, but what some may not realize is that in many developing

Three Innovative Approaches to Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene

Tomorrow is Menstrual Hygiene Day – a day to celebrate menstruation and to address the challenges that women and girls around the world face every month. Many live without ways to safely and effectively manage their periods; instead, they live with taboo, stigma and silence.

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