Breaking the Silence

Olutosin
Posted March 8, 2019 from Nigeria
India and Africa
India and Africa (1/1)

We go screaming on the congested 'katcha' lanes in villages, crowded streets of metropolitan cities to structures of governance in India  never forgetting our slogan and our vision

" Chuppi todo, mahavari ka khoon achha hai!!" (Hindi)

" Break the silence, menstrual blood is not impure!! "

" E maa dake, E soro sita, Eje nkan oshu kii saimo!!" (Yoruba)

We announce Breaking the Silence 2019 Campaign themed " Advocacy and Governance" open with effect from today 8th March 2019 on the auspicious occasion of International Women's Day.

Breaking the Silence has partnered with Starof Hope Transformation Centre and Turning Trash to Treasure(TTTT) organizations which work on women's empowerment, livelihood and addressing domestic violence in Nigeria to begin our work in Africa beginning this June.

In the next 12 months we will leave no stone unturned  to "inform and inspire" the government at all levels to implement comprehensive programs on Menstrual Hygiene Management

And most importantly to 

Ban the isolation of girls and women during menstruation!

Breaking the Silence is a campaign that works on ending myths, taboos and stigma around menstruation prevalent in our society that act as barriers for girls and women to achieve good health,uninterrupted education, self esteem and dignity.

We wish you a happy International Women's Day. Remember you are a shero and in charge of your ship!

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Dawn Arteaga
Mar 08
Mar 08

Congratulations Olu and Urmila! I am so excited for this partnership and can't wait to hear what's ahead for you two!

Olutosin
Mar 08
Mar 08

Thanks my sister and friend!,

ARREY- ECHI
Mar 08
Mar 08

The power of sisterhood. Congratulations to you both and all the very best in your campaign.

Olutosin
Mar 08
Mar 08

Thanks my lovely sister!

Jill Langhus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Yay!!! This is an auspicious collaboration, for sure! Can't see what you can create and achieve together:-)

Looking forward to more updates on this initiative! Thanks for sharing, Olu:-)

Olutosin
Mar 08
Mar 08

Together we will go far! We will continue to update. Sure.

Jill Langhus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Indeed! Yes, you will!

Awesome:-)

Marie Abanga
Mar 08
Mar 08

What a laudable initiative, campaign and partnership. Way to go dear sisters

Olutosin
Mar 08
Mar 08

My lovely sister, Thanks a lot.

Tola Makinde
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear sis,
Your are fearless and faithful to your calling.
Congratulations ma.
Success all the way and happy IWD

Tola Makinde
Mar 16
Mar 16

Dear sister,

The red dress is loud meaning, you are ready to go all the way and equal to the task.

All the best ma

Urmila Chanam
Mar 19
Mar 19

My dear precious,
It has been my dream to live with you, talk with you, cook with you, work with you, walk with you since the last 5 years since you left India during Kanthari days and now my dream is finally coming true. Will bring loads of love from India and all the people here who love and miss you like Cynthia Stephen, Mahila Samakhya.
With love and kisses,
Urmila Chanam,
India