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शनिबार, १९ फागुन २०८०
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Dignified Menstruation is an integral for ending Sexual violence and Child marriage

By embracing dignified menstruation, we challenge deep rooted norms, empower individuals through education and contribute to the broader fight for gender equality

बुधबार, ०४ पुस २०८०

The slogan ‘‘Dignified Menstruation is an integral for ending Sexual violence and Child marriage’’ encapsulates the intersectionality of social issues and the role that addresses menstruation with dignity can play a crucial role towards gender equality. While menstruation itself is not a cause of sexual violence and child marriage, the awareness and empowerment associated with dignified menstruation can contribute to dismantling harmful societal norms and fostering an environment where individuals can thrive free from sexual violence and child marriage.

Dignified Menstruation involves breaking down taboo, providing education and ensuring access to menstrual hygiene products. By doing so, it empowers individuals specially girls and women with a sense of self-worth. This empowerment forms a foundation of challenging and resisting societal norms that perpetuate sexual violence and child marriage. Knowledge becomes a catalyst for change, enabling individuals to reject harmful societal norms and values that contribute to sexual violence and child marriage.

Education alone, however is not enough. The concept of dignified menstruation challenges gender inequality in multiple fronts. By treating menstruation with respect and openness, societies begin to question deeply embedded stereotypes that have restricted the opportunities and autonomy of women. Dignifying menstruation becomes a symbol of rejecting gender-based discrimination; setting the stage for broader conversations about equality in all aspects of life.

Dignifying menstruation challenges deeply ingrained gender norms and values. By treating menstruation with dignity, it sends a powerful message that girls and women should not be judged on the basis of their biological functions. Dignified menstruation initiatives often align with broader efforts to improve women’s rights and well-being. By challenging harmful practices, these initiatives contribute to legal and policy changes that protect individuals from child marriage and violence. Advocacy for dignified menstruation may also lead to policies ensuring access to menstrual hygiene products and facilities, which can indirectly contribute to create safer environment for girls and women.

In conclusion, the slogan ‘’Dignified Menstruation is an integral for ending Sexual violence and Child marriage’’ summarizes a transformative approach to societal challenges. By embracing dignified menstruation, we challenge deep rooted norms, empower individuals through education and contribute to the broader fight for gender equality. It is a call to action, urging societies to recognize the power that lies in treating menstruation with the respect that it deserves- a power that can break the chains of inequality and create a world where every individual can live free from violence and discrimination.

Ghimire is studying in Class 12 in  Arniko Secondary School, Bhaktapur. 

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