Her Excellency Dasho Dechen Wangmo launched the washable menstrual health kit at the Khasadrapchu Middle Secondary School in Thimphu, today.
Funded by the Days for Girls (DFG), Australia Limited, the kits are distributed to 106 girls identified from rural parts of the Thimphu – Genekha and Khasadrabchu School.
Interacting with the students, Lyonpo said, “We are lucky to be born in a country where girls are respected, where we are given the equal opportunity not only to grow but to thrive and there is no barrier to achieve your dream.
Lyonpo mentioned that the lack of proper menstrual health management may lead to greater risks of infections, discomfort, and negative impacts on mental wellbeing. And she urged the girls to talk about menstruation as it is a natural and healthy part of the life of women and girls.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) is working with RENEW and Days for Girls (DFG), Australia Limited to advocate and educate the young school-going girls on menstrual health and hygiene.
The girls were also demonstrated how to use the kit for healthy menstrual management.