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Celebrate First Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28- Join us on Twitter and Let's Engage in why #MenstruationMatters!

Menstruation Matters Flier FEMNET LEPA REF
Event Date: 
May 28, 2014 - 12:00

Join #MenstruationMatters Tweetathon in celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, 2014 in your respective Time Zones.The event is hosted by LEPA Initiative, FEMNET & The Red Elephant Foundation. We welcome reflections and posts on facebook, poems, songs, blog posts, articles, photos and more on Why #MenstruationMatters to you and tag it with #MenstruationMatters or #BreakTheSilence. If possible, send us a link, or post directly on LEPA Initiative facebook page.

Please click on the link below to get more information.

Looking forward to engaging with you on Twitter!

In Solidarity,
Deborah.

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Mulheres Republicanas de Mozambique's picture

Menstruation metters

Yes, Mentruation metters in many diferente ways. In many African countries tolking about menstrations is considered tabu. No jugment. Some Women and Girls of 21century do exagerate they openness regarding their menstruantio períod. It is relevant to ask the question: what is higiene because some times I wonder if time hás arrived to realize that there are many types or aspect of higiene related to Menstruation.

Ilda Maria Varela

UWA/ United women of Africa. SADAC - Mozambique

Yes, indeed- talking about menstruation is a taboo is many settings around the world. Could you please expand on what you mean by some women exaggerate openness regarding their menstruation?
Thank you for the important points- Starting conversation like this is part of Breaking the Silence surrounding this normal part of life.

Deborah Dauda, Artist. Educator. Activist.

Dear Débora

In relation to exagere, I refere to the freedom Of informing both Men and Girls for exemple in a Party or just a simple conversation in. Restaurante. Many Women say " I have my períod or menstrations" therefore (... ) without being asked. i have seen that aspect in Woman and Girls age 15-40, many times in deferent parts of Europe and África. As late as 2 Days ago I was on phone with a Girl from Mozambique who told me her story for over 60 minuts and argumented the long conversation with:" Aunty I am tolking too much because I have my períod ".

Another time in a Café: 4 Girls were planning what to were for a Party. I and many others there, heard one of the Girls say: Tomorrow I cannot dress White, because I have my Mentruation. There a Mentruation talk infected my table. One of the Girls in my table looked at me, reacted shy, but her friend did not make it better. She saíd " I understand the 2 of You think was not the Right place to talk about the issue, bu I do not go in White When I have my periode". Everybody could hear her. And This are well educated Girls of decent families.

There were ,Men Girls boys, elder people in of of the finest Cafés in near Tivoli of Copenhagen. I think it is fine to talk about it, Intimity should be brought up when relevante and Women and Girls should have a sense of when, where! and to who Mentruation chat or issues are welkome and decent.

NB: An Aunty or uncle in Mozambique is not necessarilly a biológic member if the famíly. Some African Countries use "mother and father " instead.

UWA/ United women of Africa. SADAC - Mozambique

It is indeed a very much needed one;

Here is an article i wrote about why menstruation matters in a Somali context;

The Effects of Menstruation On The Education of Girls In Somalia
http://genderissuesinsomalia.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-effects-of-men...

Founder of the We Are The Generation Of Possibilities Movement #WeAreTheGenerationOfPossibilities #Somalia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sahro
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Thank you Sahro!

Yes indeed, I really enjoyed reading your article and would love to reblog via lepainitiative.wordpress.com
Thank you so much for sharing your insight. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Blessings!

Deborah Dauda, Artist. Educator. Activist.

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