June 7, 2022 In Event
Day has been observed with due solemnity to sensitize the students and community people of the mentioned project area on Menstrual Hygiene.
A colorful rally titled was held to break the taboos and end the stigma surrounding menstruation at 10 am morning on Saturday 28th May on the eve of International Menstrual Hygiene Day-2022 from the Sonar Para High School to Sonar Para Bazar and Vice Versa. 50 students (25 boys and 25 girls), Teachers, Panel Chairman, UP Members, and Prottyashi Champion of Change (CoC) Project Staff took part in that rally. It was a daily observation of the Improving Menstrual Health Management of Adolescent Girls and Women in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh project of Prottyashi with the technical and financial assistance of UNFPA and KOICA. Besides, A miking has been conducted from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm with full enthusiasm to create awareness on Menstrual Hygiene among the Ukhiya Upazila community people and spontaneous participation was found from the community before the rally has taken place. Community people gathered to hear the message on menstrual hygiene.
Seminar on International Menstrual Hygiene Day-2022, Sonar Para High School, Jaliapalong, Ukhiya, Coxs Bazar
A seminar was held after the rally at the Sonar Para high School to Emphasis on Proper Menstrual Hygiene Management and Drawing Male Cooperation and Empathy for the female part of the society. Kazi Tahamina Sultana, CoC Project Coordinator of the SRHR Project. Mr. Sahabuddin, Panel Chairman, Rozina Akter, UP member, Morzine Begum, UP member, and Mokbul Hossein Sarker, Senior Assistant Teacher were present at the seminar. The meeting was welcomed by Mr. Shakil Mahmud Chowdhury, CoC Project Manager of SRHR Project. Students are to adhere to their health awareness, especially during menstruation. He told the students to use healthy sanitary napkins during menstruation.
Chief Guest Mr. Sahabuddin said that in case of the physical well-being of girls, fathers and brothers of the family should all help. Kazi Tahmina Sultana, the project coordinator of Prottyashi’s SRHR project, said the aim was to educate students and teachers about girls’ menstruation so that they can create awareness in the family and society about girls’ menstrual hygiene and play a supportive role for women. Following this spirit, on the International Menstrual Health Day, the students of the school especially male students committed to raising their hands to support the girls as well as raise awareness about their period among their peers, friends, and family members.