Day: 13 May 2022

Let’s Talk Periods: Period Poverty in Sri Lanka

“Meeting the hygiene needs of all adolescent girls is a fundamental issue of human rights, dignity, and public health” - Sanjay Wijesekera, former UNICEF Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ‘Menstruation’ is a taboo topic which is rarely ever discussed publicly and freely and categorized by cultural stigma and shame across the globe. Menstruation, or period is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as a part of a woman’s monthly cycle. Period Poverty is the lack of access to menstrual products, education, hygiene facilities, waste management or a combination of these which is an important subject area for women and girls as well as the society as a whole. It describes the struggle of low income girls and women face while…

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