Let us break the taboos and silence

ForFor every girl, dignity, health, education

By UNICEF Afghanistan
Illustration - girls at school beautifying their school walls
UNICEF Afghanistan/Hassani

30 October 2018

Menstruation is a normal part of growing up for every girl, yet in Afghanistan, 70 percent of girls do not take a bath or shower during menstruation for fear of infertility. 30 percent miss out on school and some 80 percent of girls are not allowed to attend social events and many are subject to child marriage.

Proper hygiene, clean and private toilets at school and good sanitation facilities promote the dignity, health, education and empowerment of every girl.

Let us break the taboos and silence.

For every girl, dignity, health, education.

A simplified comic material for adolescent girls, both in and out of schools complements the first ever Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Guideline for teachers in Afghanistan. Click here to view the comic book.