World Menstrual Hygiene Day Jago Gaon Conducts an Unconventional Workshop

  |    June 4th, 2015   |   203

New Delhi(N4C Desak)- On World Menstrual Hygiene Day JAGO GAON – the New Delhi based NGO organized a Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene Management at Gandhi Peace Foundation. Jago Gaon-Somesh Kumar Choudhary

The objective is to spread awareness on the issue of menstrual hygiene that surprisingly has a mammoth stature due to ignorance and the social stigma attached to it. The workshop aims to break the silence on this extremely important, yet rarely discussed issue for the public in general, and drawing attention of the society towards the importance of working in this direction.Menstrual Hygiene Day

“There is an emerging need to make puberty education a part of a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum and people in the education sector should work all together to accomplish this mission.” – Alka Ranjan, Dorling Kindersley India Pvt. Ltd. Eminent personalities like Uday Sahay (Chairman Sauv Communication), Tara Shankar (Researcher), Kiran Sahin (Social Activist) and Shanti Jagori (Delhi State Head) were some of the key speakers at the workshop. After a series of discussions, there was the screening of a short film “माहवारी या महामारी” by Kahaaniwala Production.

Leading to low self-esteem and poor performance at school. Puberty can be a challenging transition for girls, and if not dealt rightly, it may ruin their education phase. ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management’ will be the first in the “Jago Gaon Health Education Series.” JAGO GAON plans to take the workshops to villages in Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and to make this workshop a regular feature in urban slums and critical areas of Delhi, Jogo Gaon joined hands with two Delhi based NGOs viz., Struggle for Justice and Parmarth Chintan.

Somesh Kumar Choudhary – President, Jago Gaon, said “This Workshop is an important step in mobilizing the necessary global support for equality between girls and boys in education. We must mobilize educators, policy-makers, media, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to support puberty education and menstrual hygiene management and to achieve gender equality in the education.”