His wife and Co-director Esther adds that educating men and boys is important because they will all be friends, fathers, brothers or husbands, “when they see a woman or girl on her menses they will not be surprised because they understand it is a normal thing and will be able to advise her accordingly.”
Finally we asked school girls Winnie and Ruth their opinion on teaching boys about periods. Ruth wasn’t sure it was any of their business but Winnie thought it would be good if boys understood. If she accidentally stained her skirt boys would be able to give her a sweater to wrap around her waist to hide it instead of teasing.
We’re encouraging father figures to pledge their support for the women and girls in their life.
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