Breaking the silence

Women spend around six to seven years of their lives menstruating. Yet the importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is mostly neglected. Menstrual hygiene is a topic that many women are uncomfortable discussing in public. This is compounded by gender inequality, which excludes women and girls from decision-making processes and prevalence of taboos that seek to restrict women and girls from managing their menstruation safely in a supportive and healthy environment.

A look at some Inspirational stories of change among the women, girls and even men of Madhya Pradesh, who empowered by access to information and materials on MHM, are helping break taboos round menstruation to stride confidently forward in leading healthy and successful lives.

Photos: WaterAid/Prashanth Vishwanathan

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