Overcome menstruation myths-  Malawi Girl Guide Association

Malawi Girl Guide Association (MAGGA), a non-governmental organization for girl-child empowerment, says myths surrounding menstruation should not discourage girls from pursuing their dreams through education.

Participants Posing for a group photo

National coordinator for MAGGA Mphatso Baluwa Jimu said this on Sunday during the commemoration of World Menstrual Day held in Dedza.

Baluwa Jimu said girls should know that menstruation is no longer a hiccup in completing their education, saying that issues about menstruation are just myths which cannot prevent them from realizing their goals in life.

“This is not a time to hide or to be ashamed of our menstruation period because this is how God created us, but we have to be aware of the cycle so that we take care of ourselves properly,” said Jimu.

She further said that plans are underway to roll out sensitization campaigns in all primary and secondary schools in the country in order to impart knowledge about the menstruation process to all girls.

Baluwa Jimu added that MAGGA is conducting trainings with various stakeholders to sensitize the whole community where girls are living with the aim of assisting them with proper materials for use during their menses.

Faith Mayina from Kenya was one of the guests at the commemoration and said there are times when girls are forced to drop out of school and marry before maturity because of issues related to menstruation period.

“Many girls have no access to sanitary materials due to poverty. Moreover, some traditional myths do not allow girls to interact with other people because it is regarded as a taboo,” said Mayina.

Maureen Kadango from Green Light Secondary School commended MAGGA for highlighting the day with introduction of menstruation cups, which she said will help minimize the cost of buying pads among many rural girls.

This year’s day was commemorated under the theme called “Yes! Girls can be proud of their menstruation.”

Apart from Malawi, other participants came from Kenya, Burundi and Nigeria.

Girl Guide association is a voluntarily self-governing organization for girls and women across the globe which was formed in 1910.

 

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Dengu
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Terribly unsympathetic comments here. Girls need all the support that can be give to succeed in school.

CHIM
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PLEASE NGOS IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT YOUR FELLOW WOMEN (GIRLS ) SO MANY GIRLS FROM OUR COLLEGES ARE STRANDED ON THE STREETS /VILLAGES COZ THEIR COLLEGES ARE STILL CLOSED SINCE DECEMBER LAST YEAR QS WHY CANT YOU ADD A VOICE TO THE AUTHORITIES SO THAT OUR GIRLS SHOULD BE IN CLASSES AS IS SUPPOSED TO BE ?? WHERE IS LUNGUZI /KABWILA?? WHAT IS THEIR WORD ?? PLEASE HELP YOUR FELLOW WOMEN !
Chiluzi Bokho
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A Malawi mukupita kuti. Commemorating this for what. Oh my Malawi. Is this another way of making money. Think of other ways

chaholi
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Without menstruation sukanabadwa all of us

samson
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dyera basi nanga palikhani apa

samson
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nzauchitsiru basi pslikhani spa yoti Mwana angalephele sukulu fotseki.

world ckfu day
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THIS IS STUPIDITY, ARE YOU SURE PEOPLE SHOULD CELEBRATE MENSTRUATION? SOON WE ARE GOING TO HAVE WORLD ERECTION DAY, WE CAN ALSO ADD WORLD EJECULATION DAY. THOSE WHO ARE DULL SHOULD NOT USE MENSTRUATION AS AN EXCUSE FOR COMPLETING SCHOOL. AND THOSE SUPPORTING THIS KIND OF FOOLISHNESS JUST WANT TO MAKE MONEY

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