Last week Kerstin and Elisabeth organized a workshop about menstruation for girls from 10 to 14 years.
Sanitary products to use during menstruation are rare and the knowledge about them also. Learning about hygienic during menstruation is an important health care topic for women in Nepal.
The information was packed into a role play and many of the kids could relate and started to think about and asked questions.
At the end of the workshop the girls made wrist bands as a reminder to „Holding each other’s hand, together we will grow“.
In Nepal women during menstruation are seen as being “unclean”. Here, women are not allowed to access the kitchen or to touch any food items. In the countryside, there are still areas where women must stay at a different place together with the livestock.