No shame in menstruation

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Image: WaterAid/ Ronny Sen

Women spend around six to seven years of their lives menstruating. Yet the importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is mostly neglected. Menstrual hygiene is a topic that many women are uncomfortable discussing in public. This is compounded by gender inequality, which excludes women and girls from decision-making processes and prevalence of taboos that seek to restrict women and girls from managing their menstruation safely in a supportive and healthy environment. We believe there is #noshame in menstruation. Watch the video and help us spread the word!

Source for statistics in the video: Spot On: Improving Menstrual Hygiene & Health in India by USAID, Kiawah Trust and Dasra.