Dignified Menstruation Day, December 8

Извор: WUNRN - 25.10.2019

Important Inclusion in the 2019 16 Days Campaign on Violence Against Women

Dignified Menstruation Advocacy Fact Guide Is Attached.

By Radha Paudel - October 20, 2019

Menstrual Practice Is an Underlying Cause for VAW, GBV

It is clear that girls, women, who menstruate regardless of caste, class, race, education, religion, nationality are subject to various forms of visible violence due to the invisible violence sustained by deep ignorance on menstruation, biases on menstruation as a “women’s issue” or a “private issue”, and global silence due to stigma and shame. 

Due to the stigma, shame, and taboo around menstruation, there are adverse immediate and long-term impact on one’s mental, physical, emotional, and social health including all forms of gender- based violence, rape, murder, sexual assault, death, and more.

Due to the dissentient value imposed on menstruation and menstruating individual, their inter and intra level of peace is destroyed. Their human rights (right to dignity, right to food, right to health, right to education, right to mobility) is significantly compromised at multiple layers throughout their life cycle.

These rights are also globally recognized as constitutional rights in many nations like Nepal. And significantly, these rights are directly connected to one’s inalienable human rights which are global.

http://www.radhapaudelfoundation.org/index.php/2019/10/20/december-8-dignified-menstruation-day-as-a-day-of-16-days-vaw/

UN Women Infographic: END THE STIGMA. PERIOD - https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/multimedia/2019/10/infographic-periods

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