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International Community Must ‘Break Its Silence On Menstruation’

Huffington Post: Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation
Chris W. Williams, executive director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

“…One of the least discussed, yet most pervasive stigmas in gender equality is female menstruation. In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to sexism that can hold women back in their personal lives and professional careers. … It is time for the global community to break its silence on menstruation so that women and girls can discuss the topic without fear, and get the information they need about their natural physical cycle…” (3/16).

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