Nurses and teacher help destigmatize menstruation with hand sewn kits

Nurses and teacher help destigmatize menstruation with hand sewn kitsSource: Kitchener-Waterloo – CBC News, by Jackie Sharkey

Three women from Waterloo region leave for India this weekend, to distribute feminine hygiene kits they’ve sewn to young women and girls in that country.

Two of them, Kim Trinh and Shamim Damji, are nurses at Grand River Hospital; Alysha Damji is a teacher.

Their trip is part of the Days for Girls campaign, a global non-profit with which has a goal of destigmatizing menstruation and equipping every woman and girl with ready access to feminine hygiene within the next five years.

“One hundred and thirteen million adolescent girls in India are absent from school [during their period],” Trinh explained to The Morning Edition’s host Craig Norris on Thursday.

“[That] equates to almost two months of missed days from school.”

“Missing two months out of the year worth of work, school and opportunities is a long time to be away, because you can’t manage your menstruation.”

More at the source – Dated: September 29, 2017

Author: ismailimail

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