A Happy New Decade- A Happy New Menstruation

Thelma Musanhu
Posted January 6, 2020
Period Pride Keep Our Girls In School

Ten more years ahead of us, set before us to build again, triumph again and celebrate again. We look at the last 10, 100, 1000 years and yes we are making big strides, we have never stopped to dream, I mean to fight for change. We are speaking and yes our voices have become louder, loud enough to change societal views and dominate the political scene. 2020 Marks the beginning of yet another decade to prove our selves better. Finland has already set the pace for women to take over the political scene, the business world has seen women steering even bigger ships because each ten brings us hope and strength.

We have witnessed an unexpected topic gaining momentum on the political scene towards the end of the previous decade, menstruation. Women have begun to speak not because they want to rant, we never rant, but we speak for change and I am glad menstruation is building the much-needed momentum to see change happening in this decade, change to see women speak about their menstrual needs. This is the decade to re-write the taboos that have smeared our progress and the losses endured by our girls when their academic life is concerned.

This decade we will talk less and act more by giving our girls free menstrual material, educate them about menstruation. Period Pride Keeps our Girls in School is driving change towards a society that values menstruation as they enable girls to ask and be heard. There is no easy fix to period poverty but we can educate, give menstrual aid and provide decent sanitation for our girls for more dignified menstruation.

Join us this decade and end Period Poverty

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Anita Shrestha
Jan 06
Jan 06

Thank you dear

Jill Langhus
Jan 06
Jan 06

Hi Thelma,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your inspiring post. Is this your #1 goal for the year and decade?

Hope you have a great day and week!

XX

Thelma Musanhu
Jan 06
Jan 06

Hi jill thank you very much, yes it's my goal until 2029

Jill Langhus
Jan 08
Jan 08

Hi Thelma:-)

You're welcome! I see. I love your passion, dear:-)

XX

Beth Lacey
Jan 07
Jan 07

Good luck with your work

Thelma Musanhu
Jan 08
Jan 08

Thank you very much Berth, you are more than welcome to join us

Hello, Thelma,

I love the less talk and act mode concept you mentioned. It’s exciting that you’ll be giving away free menstrual resources to the girls there. Please keep us posted!

Thelma Musanhu
Jan 08
Jan 08

Hey Karen, thank you for your comment. I will keep you posted on the progress of our work.

You’re welcome, dear! Looking forward to reading your updates!

lizzymark
Jan 07
Jan 07

I agree with you dear,I think educating them is a first step on the way of reaching to the real problem. You know I was in a school one time giving this kind of education and a young girl said to me a friend of hers was said to be promiscuous that was why she was mensurating, this made her depressed and did not want to be with people anymore. This can really be difficult for a young girl who has not had any fore education on the topic let alone resources to help during this period. Its a good thing you are doing keep it going.

Thelma Musanhu
Jan 08
Jan 08

Hello Lizzy, thank you for your comment. I am glad you support this movement. It's really sad to know that the magnitude of the menstrual taboos goes deep to the extent of causing girls to commit suicide. We all can play a huge role in reshaping societal view on menstruation

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jan 07
Jan 07

Hello Thelma. Thanks for sharing your story.

Thelma Musanhu
Jan 08
Jan 08

Thank you very much Sinyuy

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jan 09
Jan 09

You're welcome Thelma. Good morning.

Wusufor
Jan 08
Jan 08

Dear Thelma,
Yeah, a great decade indeed for period saga haha. I loved this you statement

"This decade we will talk less and act more by giving our girls free menstrual material, educate them about menstruation. "

You God grant you your hearts desire this year.
Hope you are having a good day.
Regards
Lizzy