Let’s talk about periods. It’s 2021 and gender equality is a relatively hot topic, but that sentence is still something that makes people feel uncomfortable. The subject of menstruation is still something that is considered taboo and although many organisations are doing what they can to end the shame and eradicate period poverty, there is still a long way to go.
We are firm believers that we need to help break the silence, raise awareness and change negative social norms surrounding menstrual hygiene around the world, so that women and girls feel empowered to manage their periods safely, hygienically, with confidence and without embarrassment. We should live in a world where no woman or girl is limited by something as natural and normal as menstruating.
To support this belief, we have created a free toolkit to help schools across the globe raise awareness and educate students around periods and good menstrual hygiene.
This toolkit contains a versatile range of downloadable and printable assets. Handouts, leaflets and posters are made available for you to circulate in washrooms, classrooms and staff rooms. Here is what it contains:
Periods are a fact of life. It isn’t something that we can change, yet there is a stigma attached to periods. Approximately 300 million women are having one right now, this means that one in seven women you speak to, at any given time, is menstruating.
In many parts of the world, periods can stop girls living normal lives. Girls still feel embarrassed or ashamed when on their periods, use improper substitutes as sanitary products, and even miss out on vital education because of them.
As one of the leading providers in hygiene solutions, we are committed to promoting better hygiene standards across the globe at Initial. In addition to our toolkit, we are taking additional actions all over the world to help ensure that girls and women don’t feel limited by their periods.
At Initial, we are committed to supporting the education sector improve the hygiene facilities for both teachers, staff and pupils. As one of the global leaders in hygiene solutions, we provide a range of innovative products as well as educational pieces to help you ensure that your staff and pupils are kept safe and healthy.
We are responsible for teaching the next generation of women about periods and how to manage them safely and hygienically. Schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions can all play a part in helping stop the stigma around menstrual hygiene. Educating students and providing them with the right hygiene facilities will help give women and girls the confidence not to be held back by their periods.
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