#Menstrualrestriction is still matter of stigma at school children at Kathmandu
Chief guest for award distribution of best students in SLC, felicitation of SLC graduates, Book launch at Niharika Shishu in August 10, 2016, Machhapokhari, Kathmandu.
I had shortly explored the condition of menstrual restrictions among boys and girls from grade 9 and 10 before starting the program. I interviewed 12 students where they all were following various forms of restrictions even they are living in Kathmandu since last 7-6 years. Most of the migrated from Kavre, Sinduli, Jhapa, Chitwan and also from Kathmandu. They belong with poor and middle class family and most of the parents working as helper, driver, shopkeeper in same area of Kathmandu. They are following the menstrual restriction because they believe that menstruation is a matter of female body, polluted as others. However, a girl who belongs with so called higher caste but attempting to enter Kitchen, touching her brothers and father during menstruation where mom and dad were not happy.
They all are using sanitary towels, has toilet and water supply in school but many of them didn’t understand about menstruation and shock while they have. Many of them experienced menstrual blood when they were studying at grade 7.They all are continue their education.
Many boys not aware about it though they have gone through this chapter at their class. Thank you Yubak Parajuli MEET brother who created this opportunity.
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