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The theme for this year’s World Menstrual Hygiene Day commemoration was tagged (WE ARE COMMITTED). - Menstruate 2 Procreate
Speaking as the Key note Speaker to the students and Teachers at the Nungua Senior High School in the Krowor Municipal Assembly yesterday on the commemoration of this year’s World Menstrual Hygiene Day , Mrs Diana Hopeson ( Diana Akiwumi ) Ace Musician , A minister of the gospel , a mother and also a formal MUSIGA president advised girls and women to have some rest, reflect over life and take up other sober activities like enriching their journals whiles going through their menstrual cycle as she believes God made that to have women take a little rest from all their busy house chores and activities.
She ( Diana Hopeson) also called on the Teachers to be patient with girls during their menstrual period and also called on Parents to provide for their wards most especially the girls who Menstruate with proper sanitary pads. She made other calls to the government to consider a waver of taxes in all sanitary materials to make it easy and readily accessible to especially young girls in other to reduce the recent hike in teenage pregnancy from men who take advantage of girls with the intend of exchanging sanitary pad for sex mostly in the rural areas of the country. In her speech she reiterated how government , the PTA and other benevolent organizations could show more commitment by providing sanitary items in various sick bays within schools across the country for easy access and also help those students that can’t afford to buy them during their cycle.
Speaking to over 500 students mostly girls , the Director for Education at the Krowor Municipal Education Directorate , Madam Justina Djabah also called for a complete Menstrual Hygiene practices by students in other to maintain their absolute wellbeing on campus for as it’s been said that a Healthy Body makes a Healthy mind. These she believes will attribute to their academic credentials.
The commissioner and head of volunteers for the Special Monitoring Missions of the International Human Rights Commission in Ghana who doubles as the Founder and Project Lead of the Bonabear Foundation Ghana the organizers of these event also called on government to consider an absolute removal of all taxes on sanitary pads. He congratulated the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Health Services for their continued effort on Menstrual Care and Education on issues of a more hygienic Menstrual cycle by all lady’s for a healthier country. The six year long collaboration between the Foundation and all stake holders have seen a tremendous reach to many girls and boys across the country touching over ten thousand life’s on various social issues.
The event was organized by the Bonabear Foundation Ghana under the auspices of the Special Monitoring Missions of the International Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Krowor Municipal Education and Health Directorate.
Items donated were Sanitary Pads, Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers,Shaving Blades and washing soaps.

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Bernard Kofi Bonarparte
IHRC Peace Ambassador

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