Menstrual Hygiene Day is set apart on May 28 consistently. The day is celebrated to check the significance of menstrual cleanliness, break the stigma around periods, bring issues to light and change the negative mentalities. On the event, previous Miss World Manushi Chhillar was roped in by Unicef to bring awareness to light on the issue in India.
Throughout the previous four years, Manushi Chhillar has been persistently running after bringing awareness to light on menstrual cleanliness in India through her non-benefit backing stage Project Shakti. This year, on Menstrual Hygiene Day, Manushi has been roped in by UNICEF to bring issues to light on the issue in India. Manushi says, “Poor menstrual hygiene affects the health and wellbeing of women and especially girls, but we don’t very often discuss this. The existing culture of silence, misinformation and harmful myths around menstruation denies many girls the future and opportunities that they deserve.”
Manushi adds, “COVID-19, lockdowns and safety precautions have disrupted access to sanitary products, adding to the challenges they face. We need to speak up to dispel menstruation-related taboos and stigma, sensitize men and boys to be supportive of girls; and support availability of essential sanitary products for girls and women in times of crisis.”
Poor menstrual health keeps on being a reason for worry because of the absence of instruction on the awareness, continuing restrictions, and shame, restricted admittance to sterile menstrual items, and poor sterilization infrastructure that regularly subverts instructive freedoms, safety, and often undermines the societal position of ladies and young ladies in India and all throughout the planet. An excessive number of young ladies are passing up the future they merit due to the culture of silence, falsehood, and unsafe fantasies around the monthly cycle.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has additionally exacerbated monthly cycle-related difficulties for ladies and young ladies like the disturbance of admittance to sterile items and right data on periods and more.
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