May 28th, 2019 was another celebration of the World Menstrual Hygiene
Day and the Clement Isong Foundation advocated in practically at the
Connelia Conelly College, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. It is a day set aside to
help to create a world in which women and girls are no longer limited
by their periods?
According to the menstrualhygieneday.org, Poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around the world. As a result, millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential.
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform that
brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government
agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to promote good
menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for all women and girls. More
specifically, MH Day:
breaks the silence, raises awareness and changes negative social norms around MHM, and
engages decision-makers to increase the political priority and catalyse action for MHM, at global, national and local levels.