Oxfam and partners celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day

"I commit to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene, support women and try to eradicate taboos regarding menstruation in my village," wrote10th grader Sagar Khadka on Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated by Oxfam and its partners on May 28, 2016. MH Day raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges. Oxfam and two partners organised events in two earthquake affected districts. Janahit Gramin Sewa Samiti organised a group discussion in Sindhupalchowk while Gramin Mahila Srijanshil Pariwar conducted an essay writing competition in Gorkha. 

  • Sagar Khadka, winner of the essay competition organized by Gramin Mahila Srijanshil Pariwar and Oxfam on "Men in Menstruation" on the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016 - Credit: Dipana Dhimal