Period shame tackled on Menstrual Hygiene Day in Myanmar
Menstrual Hygiene Day is a change to spread awareness of female hygiene and tackle the stigmas sometimes associated with periods.
Maghen Quadrini from local women’s rights organisation Akhaya said: “The biological fact of the matter is that all women menstruate, yet the necessary conversations on this subject have yet to be had in many areas of Myanmar. This lack of awareness has left women at the bottom of the social, political and economic hierarchies which has led to adverse effects in national development. Without proper resources on menstruation that any man or woman can access, an uncomfortable paradigm will linger that fails to connect female hygiene and gender equality.”