Multiple award-winning Ghanaian broadcast journalist Wendy Atswei Laryea through her NGO Inspire to Rise organised a forum on menstrual health at the Minya D/A Basic School.
“Restrictions often imposed on young girls due to socio-cultural stigma of menstruation and the resultant psychosocial trauma they face is a rights issue”, she said while sharing photos of the event.
As reproductive health education is largely left to the education system, it is important that young people, male and female alike are provided with the relevant information to de-stigmatise and demystify certain phenomena like menstruation.
“To help normalize #Menstruation in our schools, address menstrual health and hygiene issues and demystify myths about menstruation, Inspire to Rise held an open conversation with pupils, teachers and parents at Minya D/A Basic School in collaboration with @independent_girl360 and our sponsors,” her caption read.
She also expressed her appreciation to her sponsors UNICEF, Unilever Ghana, Softcare, Sunlight Ghana, Keysoap Ghana among others.