It’s a sad fact that around the world millions of women are still made to feel shameful about their periods. For many, it goes beyond shame. For some it means a temporary banishment from their home. For girls it can mean missing school. For others it can mean missing work. It can also mean danger when women and girls are forced to go out into the bush during menstruation.
It’s time for this taboo to end, and that’s why menstrual hygiene is part of the educational program on every HydrateLife project. We believe that knowledge is a very powerful tool, and that positive change can be realized through education.