Nepal Menstrual Health Project 2020
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About the Event
In Nepal, it is traditionally believed that women and adolescent girls are temporarily impure and unclean during their time of month. During this time, they are bound by silence as well as shame and face multiple restrictions on who they can meet, where they can go and what they can do. While the practice has been legally banned since 2005, the practice of Chaupadi in Western Nepal still persists and is currently being addressed country wide by World Vision through the building of female toilets, provision of sanitary napkins and holistic menstrual hygiene education.
Most girls and women cannot afford, neither do they have access to sanitary pads, which means that when they get their period, they have to turn to unhygienic alternatives like dirty rags, dry leaves and sometimes even ashes. Each time their period comes, not only do the girls have to miss school but they also face the risk of infection. As more classes are missed, they fall behind in their studies and many often end up dropping out of school completely.
We are extremely thankful for everyone's contribution and are currently 49% away from our pledge. We are confident that humanity will see us through, eventually achieving this project for them.
Kindly access the link and support the vulnerable adolescent girls in Nepal: https://myvision.worldvision.org.sg/campaign/archies-34k-menstrual-project-in-nepal-2020/