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Sante Mag Burundi

"In the name of female dignity; Down with #Stigmatizations around menstruation.

Sante Mag Burundi

"In the name of female dignity; Down with #Stigmatizations around menstruation.
7h 45 minutes. It's Saturday, June 5. The coolness of the early morning transforms the economic capital into a small oasis. In the center of town, an amalgam of people parade in all directions as usual. Is that it? We're off!
8.15 a.m. Our bus passes through the "mirror" district, with buildings springing up like mushrooms on either side of us. Finally, we pull up in front of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in the grounds of the Don Bosco technical training center in Buterere, where young high-school girls are waiting impatiently for us to celebrate World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
End #Stigmatization.
At 8:30 a.m., Dr. Marius Ndavyengenge, an envoy from the Burundian Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, will solemnly open the activities, praising the encouraging initiative of the vision santé club, organizers of the event.
In his opening speech, Evrard Nkurunziza, head of Club vision santé, describes the day's theme, before explaining the importance of this awareness-raising event: "Let's break the silence, talk about it around us and break the stigma attached to menstruation". In his opinion, no girl should be so ashamed as to be absent from school: "It's a reality we should never forget. There's no denying the fact that some girls are always afraid of being denigrated by their peers, and prefer to isolate themselves during menstruation. A situation that undermines women's rights", he stresses.
Despite the taboos and stigmatization surrounding menstruation, Douce Niyubahwe, number 2 at CVS, explains that girls should be proud, because menstruation is a good sign of sexual and reproductive life.
AGATEKA, they are worthy!
Embracing the theme of the day, SaCoDé special envoy Daniella Kaze taught about menstrual hygiene before handing out #Agateka washable sanitary pads that can be used for 3 to 5 years.
To close, she began by painting a picture of the menstrual hygiene situation in Burundi: "Thousands of young girls from thousands of rural areas have no access to sanitary towels, and the price of soap and other proprietary products continues to soar overnight, which is why we still have a long way to go", she explained.
At 12 o'clock sharp, the day's program closes with the distribution of #Agateka sanitary towels, as well as words of thanks and encouragement from distinguished guests like the second runner-up for Miss Burundi 2021.
📷 #EJO"

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