World commemorated May 28th as International Menstrual Hygiene Day


Kinshasa, May 29th, 2021 (CPA).- The whole world commemorated Friday May 28, 2021 the International Day of Menstrual Hygiene, for this year, the chosen theme is « Action and investment in favor of menstrual hygiene and health, ”reports a press release from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). According to the source, the purpose of this day is to break the silence and disseminate information to allow the community, in general, and the school community, in particular, to communicate and discuss on improving management menstrual hygiene Unicef ​​estimates that 66% of girls in Africa do not have good information about menstruation before they have their first period, which makes the experience negative, and sometimes traumatic. This day was initiated in 2014 by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Germany « Wash United » to explain the challenges and difficulties that many women face during their period, it is recalled. ACP/Fng/nig