Grass-roots activists shared inspirational experiences on reducing female circumcision in Senegal, raising awareness of lesbian and transgender issues in Nepal and working for the dignity of sex workers in India at a special meeting at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Friday.
For International Women’s Day, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will hold a high-level conference called ‘Inspiring Change to Promote Women’s Rights and Dignity’.
Proper menstrual hygiene management is one of the most important and basic aspects of feminine health that is unfortunately neglected not just in developing countries but worldwide. Article 25 of International declaration of Human rights states that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family; including food, clothing, and housing and medical care and necessary social services motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance.
Following WSSCC’s February workshop for journalists in Benin, Amanda Marlin, Advocacy and Communications Programme Manager, was interviewed by journalist Fazila Dahall the pan-African news outlet Channel Africa.
Periods are something which every girl and woman experiences during their lives. Learning about periods and knowing what to expect will help stop worry and confusion. These changes are normal and there should be no shame about what is going on.