Our initiative catalyzes a life change in men; it sensitizes men (and boys) to a biological phenomenon,menstruation. Many men and boys are nervous about menstruation, whether acknowledging it, speaking about it or comfortably buying menstrual products for the menstruators in their lives. Ironically the word “men” appears in the spelling of menstruation and it is here that the matter comes to a full stop. The subject is seen as women’s business, although connected to every man, through his grandmother, mother, sister, girl friend, wife, daughter,niece or aunt. Menstruation and needs around it receive little focus; the needs of those who menstruate remain unsaid and hence not understood.
The initiative is done through workshop sessions and covers the following areas.
Empathy, the act of stitching a cloth pad and gifting it someone brings men closer to the women in their lives.
Are we addressing the elephant in the room?