When women join hands and merge their stories

Urmila Chanam
Posted March 8, 2019 from India
I and Olutosin first met on World Pulse 10 years ago. Then we met in Bangalore( India). Very soon we will work in Nigeria together.
I and Olutosin first met on World Pulse 10 years ago. Then we met in Bangalore( India). Very soon we will work in Nigeria together.

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, local language in Nigeria)

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 Star of 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 stones 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.

When women join hands and merge their stories, they become an unstoppable force which will bring a new world order to change it for the better for now and always

On International Women's Day let us 'speak out our truth' and reclaim our position on mother earth.Remember you are a shero and in charge of your ship!

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Dawn Arteaga
Mar 08
Mar 08

Wow! Congratulations Urmila and Olu! Incredible work!

Urmila Chanam
Jun 12
Jun 12

Thanks a lot sister Dawn <3

ARREY- ECHI
Mar 08
Mar 08

A beautiful narrative to show the power of love and sisterhood.
Congratulations to you two dear sisters and all the very best for the campaign.

Urmila Chanam
Jun 12
Jun 12

At hindsight we all become a story don't we? That is why its so important to pen down the good things that happened in our lives so we can build someone in aother corner of the world. I am also looking ahead to Nigeria campaign and in a few days I begin my travel, sister. xoxo

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 08
Mar 08

Well done Urmila. You and your team are doing a great job. Courage.

Urmila Chanam
Jun 12
Jun 12

Thanks sister Sinyuy <3

Jill Langhus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi Urmila,

I'm very excited that you have teamed up with Tosin on this initiative. I'm looking forward to see what happens...:-)

Happy IWD!

Urmila Chanam
Jun 12
Jun 12

We are looking forward to spending many special moments with each other and sster Tosin's beautiful family. We also plan to lead a campaign consisting of workshops fo girls and mothers. If we receive lot of help I may be able to write about our programs on World Pulse. Thanks for encouraging us sister Jill.

Love and hugs always

Jill Langhus
Jun 13
Jun 13

I bet:-) I can't wait to see the photos and updates!!! Too exciting.

You're very welcome, dear:-)

XX

Kaity Van Riper
Mar 08
Mar 08

Amazing work!!!

Olutosin
Mar 09
Mar 09

My Angel!

Urmila Chanam
Jun 12
Jun 12

Dear sister,
I am counting for the days. I cannot believe we are finally meeting after working for this dream to come true.
Love always,
Urmila Chanam
India

Beth Lacey
Jun 07
Jun 07

So great to see you and Olutosin working together!

Urmila Chanam
Jun 12
Jun 12

World Pulse brought us together.