Menstrual health

Queenpads partner to promote menstrual health

And their mission to Wewak in the East Sepik Province found the importance of menstrual hygiene for women and girls was brought to the forefront. This enabled the collaborative effort for the sponsorship of a vital awareness campaign.

This campaign seeks to educate not only women and young girls but also the broader community, including men, on the significance of open dialogue and proper practices in menstrual health hygiene.

Menstrual health session empowers local women

The session, recommended and coordinated by Lapieh Landu, proved to be an empowering experience for all participants.

In a groundbreaking initiative, the session went beyond the conventional discussions about menstrual health, delving into the topic of menopause. Despite not being originally planned, the conversation was considered vital for its relevance to the menstrual cycle.

Participants engaged enthusiastically in discussions held in tokples, the local language, facilitating a meaningful exchange of information.

The challenges of poor menstrual health

Despite it being a foundation to human life, menstruation is still shrouded in stigma and taboo in many societies – because of poor knowledge.

This limits girls’ ability to manage menstruation in hygienic and dignified ways, resulting in poor health and school absenteeism.