Break the taboo

IIn many parts of Madagascar, girls' menstrual hygiene is never mentioned because it is considered taboo. Right now, things are moving, the situation is changing. The boyscouts started to talk about it openly and break the silence. In many communities on the Big Island, talking about menstruation commonly known as "rules" was until now restricted to an intimate conversation between mother and daughter. "Previously, it was forbidden to talk about menstruation because it had a direct relationship with the genitals. Now we are raising our voices to encourage parents to allocate a budget for menstrual hygiene for their daughters as it relates to their sexual and reproductive health, " Adopting responsible behavior encouraged mothers to take care of the menstrual hygiene of their daughters. He explains that girls have to change their towels every three hours and that for lack of industrially made sanitary napkins that could cost them dearly, they can use very clean pieces of cloth.Scouts are launching a project to educate young people to talk openly about menstrual hygiene. .The various activities are:: - Manufacture 2400 washable sanitary towels and 600 menstrual hygiene management kits that are reusable - Sensitization of 600 girls on good menstrual hygiene - Training 30 scout trainers on menstrual hygiene management

Benefits

The direct benefits are: 1- 2400 washable sanitary napkins and 600 menstrual hygiene management kits manufactured by local scout groups that aids local socuts for their activities. 2- 600 Young Girls Raise Awareness About Proper Menstrual Hygiene 3-visibilities of Scouts and access to SDGs 03 and 06

Impact

There is a lot of impact: 1- Visibility of the Scout Movement at the community level 2- Reduction of bad menstrual hygiene practices 3- Good hygienes for girls 4- open minded for boys and men and girls can talk openly without fear 5- Financial support for Scout groups for activities 6- Create activities for girls scout

Portrait de Safidy Randriamitantsoa
from Madagascar, il y a 11 mois

Project Period

Started On
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Ended On
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Nombre de participants

153

Heures de service

10472
Geolocation

Topics

Adults in Scouting
Youth Programme

SDG

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