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Group seeks policies on menstrual hygiene to build confidence in women

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A group, Toilet Kulture Initiative has urged Federal Government to fast track policies on menstrual hygienic to address some of the challenges faced by girl-child.

The Executive Director of the group, Elsie Ozika stated this during an activity to mark world’s Menstrual Day at the University of Abuja.

Ozika said the event became necessary, as there is urgent need to break the silence on the issue of menstrual hygiene in order to give confidence to every girl and woman out there that menstruation is normal and there is no big deal to shy away from it.

According to her, “The message is to urge the young girls that they can also join in the conversation of hygiene. The platform here also seek to address the issue of awkwardness around it so we telling the guys that whether you have a girlfriend or a sister there is nothing big about having menstruation, it is normal so the government should speed up policies that has to do with Menstrual hygiene in order to create awareness about the issue both at local, national and global level.”

Speaking about the imperative of the programme on the lives of Students, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Student Union government (SUG) of UNIABUJA, Comrade Ozioma Collins said the programme will go a long extent to re orienting Students on the benefits of actually doing things in the right way.


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