The leadership of Women Environmental Defender’s Association (WVDA), a non-governmental Organization (NGO), has embarked on aggressive campaign to rally support of all stakeholders to help reduce stigmatisation against adolescent school girls during their menstruation period. According to them, girls need to be encouraged, empowered and to be bold to speak about their menstruation period and get the needed education on menstrual hygiene.
Mrs.Comfort Nyamekye stated that the need for all stakeholders to join forces for menstrual hygiene education drive to stop stigmatisasation against adolescent girls especially those in the rural areas cannot be overemphasized.
This year’s celebration was under the themed “BREAKING THE SILENCE”. The NGO therefore appealed to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection as well as Ministry of Education to team up and support the adolescent girls in schools with free sanitary napkins and prepare information, education and communication materials on Menstrual cycle period.
They also advised the adolescent girls to ensure good personal hygiene and clean environment in all their endeavours.The well attended campaign were held separately at various schools and churches in the Amanchia,Awherewa among other communities all in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality of Ashanti region.