BY SAMANTHA SIBANDA
WOMEN rights and hygiene groups have lined up celebrations for this year’s World Menstrual Day to be held in Bulawayo on May 28.
The lobby groups are also organising a workshop to enable ladies to share their experiences during their cycles.
The World’s Menstrual Day is celebrated on May 28 each year.
Inspire Women and Children revealed yesterday that it would celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day with a workshop on reusable pads to be held at the Pelandaba Skills Centre.
“People with disabilities will be sharing their stories and challenges about menstruation,” Inspire Women and Children project manager Gift Muteletwa said.
“We are funding the events ourselves and supplying the reusable pads materials.
“We have received a few donations so far and we are hoping that people will bring more as we will use them for sponsoring our beneficiaries that are orphans, widows and single mothers to do vocational skills training.” he said.
Community-based organisations and individuals and other organisations from Bulawayo, Gwanda, Nkayi, amont others are set to attend the workshop.
Many young women and girls face challenges in accessing sanitary wear in times of their menstrual cycle especially in rural areas.