Empowering Menstrual Hygiene: Gulu’s Remarkable Commemoration
On the 28th of May, Art of a Child team was in Gulu City with vibrant celebrations as it commemorated Menstrual Hygiene Day. The event was organized with the aim of raising awareness and promoting menstrual hygiene, witnessed the enthusiastic participation of the esteemed Healthy GLOW club members. Together, they engaged in a variety of activities, spreading knowledge, fostering empowerment, and making a lasting impact.
The day began with an enlightening awareness session, where Healthy GLOW members passionately shared crucial information about menstrual hygiene. Through open discussions and informative presentations, they addressed common misconceptions, broke prevailing taboos, and emphasized the importance of embracing period positivity.
Workshops on Reusable Sanitary Pads:
A highlight of the commemoration was the hands-on workshops conducted by Healthy GLOW members, focusing on the creation of reusable sanitary pads. Guiding participants step-by-step, they showcased sustainable alternatives to disposable pads, promoting both menstrual health and environmental conservation. The workshops not only imparted practical skills but also highlighted the significance of eco-friendly choices in menstrual hygiene.
Art became a powerful medium for expression during the commemoration. The talented Healthy GLOW members beautifully showcased their artistic creations, utilizing various mediums to convey powerful messages about periods and menstrual health. The captivating artworks served as a catalyst for open conversations, challenging societal norms and perceptions surrounding menstruation
The Menstrual Hygiene Day commemoration in Gulu City, attended by the dedicated Healthy GLOW club members, left an indelible mark on both participants and the community at large. By raising awareness, promoting reusable sanitary pads, and encouraging artistic expression, the event served as a powerful catalyst for change. Together, they have taken significant steps towards breaking taboos, empowering women and girls, and creating a brighter, more inclusive future for all.