18PLUS4NDC, a network of social democrats with a mission to educate and orient young people about the principles and values of Social Democracy, has shared sanitary pads to some young girls in Hohoe Zongo as part of the Menstrual Hygiene Day event on Saturday, May 28.
Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day celebrated globally to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management and to break taboos, stigma and myths surrounding menstruation.
In line with the Menstrual Hygiene Day, 18PLUS4NDC shared the sanitary pads to the young girls in Hohoe Zongo.
They educated them on proper menstrual management and taught them how to properly fix and dispose of their sanitary pads
The President of the association, Bridget Bonnie, pleaded with the government to help make sanitary pads affordable for all and the Gender, Children and Social protection ministry to enhance Menstrual Education in various schools and communities, especially rural communities.
She also mentioned that some girls do not attend class during their periods due to the high cost of sanitary pads and also for fear of staining their uniforms.