Menstruation and menstrual hygiene continue to be met with silence and neglect all around the world. On the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day, Television actresses come out with the mission to break the silence and taboo, raise awareness and change negative social norms surrounding menstrual hygiene management around the world.
Actress Shubhangi Atre, the Angoori Bhabiji of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! feels still we have lack of education on the issue. She says, "Poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls. There must be more education on such topics." ALSO READ: Shoaib Ibrahim Cooks Food For Wife Dipika Kakkar; Urges Fans To Take Care Of Women During Periods, ‘It’s High Time We Talk About It Normally’ –Video
Mitaali Nag, currently seen playing the role of Devyani in the show Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin wants girls to come out strong and confident on the issue. "In order to ensure a world without period stigma and period poverty, every woman and girl needs to be empowered to manage her menstruation safely, hygienically, with confidence and without shame," she added. ALSO READ: Divya Agarwal On Menstruation Post: 'After Giving It Back To Trolls, I Am Recieving Worse Messages'- EXCLUSIVE
Actress Garima Vikrant Singh, seen in Namak Issk Ka feels females need to discuss the issue openly. She says, "Although women have always menstruated, there is only sporadic mention of this for thousands of years. Through the ages, menstruation has never been discussed openly. It has been associated in turn with witches, magic, shame and taboo. And it is not surprising that even today most women in our country do not talk freely about it. This needs to be changed and girls should talk more freely on the issue."
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