Continious Campaign on Menstruation Hygiene at Widow and helpless Children Welfare Center

Ukhengching Marma
Posted September 11, 2015 from Bangladesh

The Campaign I had started few months back on Menstrual Hygiene is still continuing. We aim to educate the girls about menstruation pride and break the taboo and the social stigmas aroung it. Next month we will be teaching them to make cloth pads.

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Liz Poulsen
Sep 11, 2015
Sep 11, 2015

Hello Ukheng - 

Thanks so much for sharing this success story! Education about reproductive health is so important--I taught this subject for a few years and it's wonderful to hear of other people helping to spread knowledge about this often taboo topic. Great to hear of teaching girls to make cloth pads--manufactured pads can often be too expensive for girls and can sometimes keep them out of school (as I'm sure you know). Please keep sharing stories about your work with us!

By the way, there is a curriculum created by the United Nations Population Council with information and activities related to teaching reproductive health, you might find it useful. It's available in English and Bangla here: http://www.popcouncil.org/research/its-all-one-curriculum-guidelines-and-activities-for-a-unified-approach-to- 

In solidarity,

Liz

Ukhengching Marma
Sep 18, 2015
Sep 18, 2015

Hello Liz,

Thanks so much for providing me the link. It would be very much helpful for me to continue the project and teach the girls.

Thanks and respect

Ukheng

Surya Simon
Sep 29, 2015
Sep 29, 2015

Dear ukheng,

I just read your post now and I have to say that I love this campaigne inititaive. It is wonderful. There are so many taboos associated with menstruation and women associate it as something unclean and meant to be kept in wraps. It is time to break that stigma because menstruation is the reason why we have younger generations to talk about. All of us here because of a particular pattern of life and our "monthly friend" is an important part of that pattern. Keep us posted on the campaign. If the ther are posters created, do click pictures and put it up. I am sure all of us would love to see them.

Keep pushing forward.

We are all there!

Regards,

Surya

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