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Menstruation Matters: Social Media Celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day With The #RedDotChallenge

UNICEF’s initiative #RedDotChallenge aims at promoting menstrual hygiene and inspire everyone to talk about periods candidly

The theme for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 is #ItsTimeForAction that calls for educating and informing boys and girls about safe menstrual hygiene management

New Delhi: May 28 is observed at Menstrual Hygiene Day worldwide and the trending challenge for the day is a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) initiative, the #RedDotChallenge to create awareness about menstrual hygiene and bust myths about periods. Furthermore, the objective of the challenge is to inspire people to talk about menstruation to encourage safe menstrual hygiene practices.

One can participate in the challenge by posting a photograph of themselves with a red dot on their palms and tagging UNICEF and mentioning the red dot challenge. Throughout the micro-blogging site, men, women, young girls and even boys could be seen participating in the challenge.

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Boys and girls came together to raise awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene, “Lets roar out periods, why be shy?” they questioned in the pictures.

This little girl decided to be a part of conversation too, “menstruation matters,” she said.

Men also joined in to join the challenge. “Here I accepted the #RedDotChallenge. A Challenge to bring a positive mind-set about Menstruation. Let’s talk about it and break the taboos because menstrual hygiene matters,” tweeted one of the men.

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

The theme for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 is #ItsTimeForAction that calls for educating and informing boys and girls about safe menstrual hygiene management.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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