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CRY Organization’s Menstruation Campaign!

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CRY Organization’s Menstruation Campaign

CRY அமைப்பின் மாதவிடாய் பிரச்சாரம்

 

Menstruation

Menstruation, a natural occurrence for women, which they view as a superstition.

The reason is that there is no awareness about it among the people and the society is treating it as something.

Although the attitude towards menstruation has changed in the cities . In some sensible families in the village, even today, when girls get their period for the first time, they fear that they have contracted some disease.

There is a situation where people at home find it after two or three days.

It is surprising that mothers are reluctant to open up about menstruation to girls as they mature.

Many women are trained to use only napkins every month, even after menstruation, without understanding why this change is happening to them.

The situation where girls are unable to talk about the changes in their bodies outside and at home should be changed.

CRY (Child Rights and You – “Child Rights and You”) campaigned that by creating a healthy menstrual cycle for girls. It would support them to pursue education and other activities.

At a workshop recently held in Bihar for the development of women in association with UNICEF, a college student asked if the government would provide free sanitary napkins, and a female IAS officer asked for free clothes and shoes.

After that there was a huge controversy whether they would even ask for free condoms.

Such an irresponsible response by an IAS officer, who is well aware of all the implications of menstruation for a woman, at a program for the advancement of women has sparked a huge media outcry.

The CRY organization in South India analyzed NFHS-5 data on menstrual hygiene practices and found that women with more schooling were more likely to practice menstrual hygiene practices.

Also, it has a report that anemic women and women who has children do not pay much attention to follow safe hygiene practices during their periods.

Pain or discomfort during periods also prevents them from attending school properly.

Many people use it against women to attack them because menstruation is being a taboo subject.

But women are not able to raise their voice against it and face many insults, teasing and oppression.

In some villages, sanitary products are not available for use during menstruation and they still use cloths.

By reusing it without cleaning it properly, infections will arise with many diseases.

Fear of pain, discomfort and staining also affects women’s participation in school, workplace and on menstrual days.

Also economically it affects the women taking time off from work on menstrual days.

CRY is starting their campaign with young girls aged 10 to 17 years.

Following them, boys are also going to be aware through this campaign.

Through this men will also see women in a dignified perspective and will be a crutch for their development.

It is not enough for activists to talk about this as the main objective of this campaign.

It’s just that the understanding of this should reach more people and they should talk to more people about it.

Parents should promote menstruation to their children and children to their parents.

Only then can we move forward as a community,” says Harry Jayakaran, Associate General Manager, Development Projects, South India, CRY.

Girls who are interested in sports also stop playing after a certain age or their participation in sports is affected.

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