DHARAMSHALA: Women Empowerment Desk under SARD, Department of Finance is organising a four-day ‘Training of Trainers on Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management’ at Tibetan Reception Center, Dharamshala, from 1 – 4 May.
The training is being attended by 16 health care workers and health educators from across India and Nepal, including three nunneries based in Dharamshala.
The Training Of Trainers on MHHM is part of the pilot menstrual health and hygiene which aims towards creating a positive change to empower Tibetan women in terms of their health and social status.
This program also aims to give information recharging the alternative eco friendly and sustainable products available so that we make informed choices. As stated in the WEP (2017) the need to educate women on their health at various stage of ages the WEd has initiated the Pilot MHHM program.
“The menstrual health and hygiene of Tibetan women and girls in India and Nepal are one of the least focused areas as it is not openly discussed and talked about in the community. In a small study conducted it was found that Tibetan women and girls lack basic knowledge about menstrual health and hygiene, as a result, they have been ignoring their reproductive health and undermining their natural process,” the Women Empowerment Desk said. “We hope to close the session with the way forward in the pilot program”.
The women health training has a component of both theoretical and practical session which is aimed to train best the trainers to develop as confident role models and facilitators, abled to speak confidently about menstrual and reproductive health in public.
The training is being facilitated by Eco Femme, an organisation working towards bringing environmental and social change through revitalilsation of the menstrual practices that are healthy, sustainable, culturally responsive and empowering for women around the world. They provide menstrual health education to adolescents and open dialogues on menstruation, produce and sell washable clothes pads etc.
The program is being funded by USAID.
-Filed by Women Empowerment Desk-