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> How does period shaming interrupt a girl’s education in India?

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How does period shaming interrupt a girl’s education in India?

Watch this NBC News video highlighting an issue we’re honing in on at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada

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She’s bleeding, and it’s a blessing. She shouldn’t be isolated by the society, but in some parts of the world, she is, and she’s also made to feel unclean, too.

 

“I went to school until 2016, when I was in tenth grade. Then, I dropped out of school in November because of period shaming during my menstrual periods,” recounts Priyanka, one girl from India who was treated differently by her peers, teachers and family during her period.

 

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we advocate for gender equality and are working to change mindsets about hygiene and cultural stigmas associated  with menstruation.

 

Watch the video below to learn more about Priyanka’s journey.

 

You can help support girls today. Give a female hygiene kit.

 

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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.