A Press Release about Launching "Life is a Cycle and Her Menstrual Cycle is Life" Campaign
Several Feminist Centers, most notably the “Love Matters” platform, are organizing to correct misinformation and negative concepts about women’s menstrual cycle, in cooperation with Tadwein Center for Gender Studies and the Edraak Foundation for Development & Equality.
Mai Jamal, Tadwein’s media spokeswoman, stated that the main goal of the campaign is to define the fact that menstruation is normal that happens to all girls and there is no shame to avoid talking about it.
Mai adds: “Not talking about the menstrual cycle causes wrong practices and catastrophic health habits that lead to long-term health problems.” She also stressed that the online campaign aims to break the traditional social “taboos” about misconceptions about the menstrual cycle and the myths that revolve around it.
May stresses that the campaign also includes an important part about the significant increase in sanitary napkins price, as they should be part of the aid packages provided to poor families, refugees and the needy in general because the price is very expensive.
Throughout the week, the campaign will publish a set of important information about menstruation, the menstrual cycle, and the health and social factors associated with them.