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Menstrual Hygiene Day

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Oshikoto Council Calls for Supportive Boys to Reduce Menstrual Stigma

During a Menstrual Hygiene Day event at Iipundi Secondary School, Oshikoto Regional Council chairperson Samuel Shivute urged boys to support and understand girls' menstrual cycles to reduce absenteeism caused by embarrassment. He emphasized the need for schools to educate all children to combat stigma and called for free sanitary pads in schools. Director of Education, Aletta Eises highlighted the challenges faced by the region's over 40 thousand schoolgirls, some of […]

todayMay 29, 2024 4

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Namibia commemorates Menstrual Hygiene Day

Namibia has joined the rest of the world in commemorating Menstrual Hygiene Day. This year’s theme "Together for a #PeriodFriendlyWorld", aims to eliminate menstrual taboos. The date, May 28th, symbolises the average 28-day menstrual cycle and the average duration of menstruation, which is five days, thus reinforcing the importance of the cause it champions. Poor menstrual hygiene, however, poses serious health risks, like reproductive and urinary tract infections which can […]

todayMay 28, 2024 76 1