The Executive Director for Girls Shall Grow, Louisa Amoah, has called on government and other bodies to support girls in order to keep them in school even when they are at that time of their month. She said this when her organization distributed sanitary pads to girls at Binsere Basic School on the 2021 World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
The Binsere Basic School in Obuasi observed the World Menstrual Hygiene Day with an event which was attended by students, teachersand community members including the Queen mother and Assemblymember of the area. The event was organized by Girls Shall Grow in partnership with the school authorities.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Director for Girls Shall Grow, Louisa Amoah revealed that menstruation shouldn’t prevent girls from attending school since that would affect their education. He rather called for government and other public and private organisations to provide girls with the support to keep them healthy and prepared to be in schools when they are in their menstruation period.
Emmanuel Armah, the Headmaster for Binsere Primary school thanked the organization for their kind gesture and asked for more support for the girls.
Menstrual Hygiene Day is marked on May 28 every year. Menstrual hygiene and health for millions of women and girls have been suffering since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and successive lockdowns. Lack of resources and poverty are impacting the ability of people to manage their menstruation and health. According to experts, the poorest sections of the society have been the worst affected in accessing menstrual hygiene products during the pandemic. ”Menstrual health is a human right. Yet, menstruation can result in discrimination, stigma and exclusion against women and girls, the world body tweeted on Friday.