Celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene day 2019

prakriti sapkota
Posted May 28, 2019 from Nepal
We have to break the taboos regarding menstruation and make people think it in a positive way as a physiological process. (1/2)

Today, on occasion of Womens Health Day and World Menstruation Hygiene day, we, Masters in Nursing students conducted a small discussion and chart presentation to speak about menstrual hygiene, its accessibility  and removing taboos from the society.

This story was submitted in response to Menstruation Matters.

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Jill Langhus
May 28
May 28

Hi Prakriti,

Thanks for sharing your strong photo, and inspiring post. What conclusions did your group come to?!

Hope you're having a great day!

prakriti sapkota
May 28
May 28

Thank you.
We came to a conclusion that menstrual and reproductive health are special to women and girls and so that we have lots to do regarding empowerment and advocacy.
But we are still into this discussion and work.

Jill Langhus
May 29
May 29

You're welcome!

I see, and not surprising:-) Looking forward to seeing more updates from what you discover in your group and what your group will do to empower more girls and women.

Lisbeth
May 28
May 28

Oh wow, it must be very interesting. Grown up girls and boys openly talking about "periods". I hope you will get us your findings later.
HMH Day to you. Have a great day.

prakriti sapkota
May 28
May 28

Thank u so much.
We are still striving for empowerment and we have still much work to do. That was our conclusion.

Corine Milano
May 28
May 28

So great! Love this photo and love that you conducted a discussion to commemorate the day!

prakriti sapkota
May 28
May 28

Thank u so much.

Hello, Prakriti,

Truly, a picture paints a thousand words. This photo alone stands out and speak volumes. I love it. It's grea that you have a discussion and chart presentation on menstrual hygiene. You, nurses, have an authority to speak about this because of your medical background. I'm rooting for you all to break the stigma on menstruation in Nepal! Congratulations. Please keep us posted.

prakriti sapkota
May 31
May 31

Thank u Karen. Yah, being nurses we understand the feelings and problems of women deeply and rationally. So we think we can be a changemaker from our society and work for women rights and empowerment.

My pleasure, dear.

Yes! You are Nepal’s Changemakers! We’re cheering you on. Looking forward to reading your updates!

prakriti sapkota
Jun 02
Jun 02

You're welcome.