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TitleAddressing special needs of girls : challenges in school : paper presented in SACOSAN II, 2006, at Islamabad, Pakistan
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNahar, Q, Ahmed, R
Pagination10 p.; ill.; 1 box; 1 photograph
Date Published2006-09-01
Place PublishedDhaka, Bangladesh
Keywordsbangladesh, gender, hygiene, menstruation, personal hygiene, schools, women

Times are changing. Slowly, but certainly we are witnessing a wind of change blowing all over the world is all spheres of life. South East Asia and its women are part of this change. They refuse to remain submissive forever and remain as second class or third class citizens. They are raising their voices and asserting their rights including their rights to reproductive and preventive health. The denial of their rights and their struggle to claim these rights is at the forefront of discussions at most development fora. Yet in spite of these efforts there are still many issues regarding the practical needs and strategic interest of women and girls which are absent from these discussions. Menstrual hygiene and management is one of them. Menstruation is a normal, natural process that occurs in all healthy adolescent and adult women who haven't reached menopause. Girls begin to menstruate normally between eight and twelve years.
In the life time of a woman, she has to manage 3,000 days of menstruation. For her basics schooling period ranging from grade IV to X the number of such days is 450. [authors abstract]

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