Menstrual Hygiene Day Seminar in Quetta

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Awareness Seminar on Menstrual Hygiene Day for Awareness received appreciation from different Classes of society.

In observance of Menstrual Hygiene Day, an impactful awareness seminar was held in Quetta, aimed at educating young girls about menstrual hygiene and health. Organized by MHM Pakistan, the seminar brought together representatives from social welfare organizations, civil society, and educational institutions. Health Reforms by UNDP


The seminar emphasized the critical need for widespread awareness about menstrual hygiene, especially in conservative regions like Balochistan. Speakers highlighted that lack of knowledge on this subject is a significant factor contributing to school dropouts among girls. They stressed the importance of educating young girls early to ensure they understand that menstruation is a normal biological process and nothing to be ashamed of.

A spokesperson from MHM Pakistan stated, “In a society like Balochistan, it is imperative to address the taboos surrounding menstruation through education and policy-level interventions. Our aim is to instill confidence in young girls and ensure they have the knowledge and resources to manage their menstrual health effectively.”

The seminar underscored the role of religious scholars, teachers, and the media in dispelling myths and promoting a healthy dialogue around menstrual hygiene. By involving these key influencers, the initiative seeks to create a supportive environment where discussions about menstrual health are normalized.

Civil society representatives emphasized that every health issue has a solution and that breaking the silence around menstruation is crucial for the well-being and education of young girls. They called for collaborative efforts at various societal levels to bring about a much-needed change in perception and practices related to menstrual health.

The event concluded with a call to action for all stakeholders to work together towards creating a more informed and supportive society where girls can thrive without the stigma of menstruation holding them back.

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