Alumini of No Business as Usual (NBU) Project have cleared the air on myths associated with menstrual cycle.
They have kicked against misconceptions surrounding the subject, owing to how most women have been brain- washed by ancient myths, insofar declining their interest to share experience and learn on the subject.
Most traditional believes according to them lack factual basis and historical validity.
Some of them are; if a lady who is in her menstrual period touches a man she will get pregnant and not visiting the stream during menstrual period.
Others are that, men are not suppose to eat foods cooked by women who are in their period and that a lady or woman who is in her menses will die after touching a leaf.
At an event organised by officials of the European Union funded project (NBU) through a collaboration with the Alumini of the project on Menstrual Life of Women, Barikusu Haruna (NBU Alumini) set the record straight that the status-quo calls for more education.
She called for a heightened public education so as to demystify ancient misconceptions and believes.
Barikusu Haruna said such myths somehow promote gender-based discrimination and as a result, millions of women and girls have been barred from reaching their full potential.
Theme for the event was “Effective Menstrual Hygiene Management”.
It was held on Friday 28th May 2021 at Nuru- Ameen Islamic Senior High School, organised exclusively for students of the institution.
It happened coincidentally with the celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Objective was to create awareness, change the social stigma and taboo associated with menstruation.
Other speakers including Muniratu Issaka and Zakiya Abdul Wahab talked to the participants (students) on Menstrual hygiene and how one can actively engaged herself in activities during menstrual period.
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