Let's Talk Period!

by The Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan


When girls `bodies are mature enough to have babies, they start having their "Period". (Every Month for 2 to 7 days) We all know that during this time, girls are in need of personal washing places, sanitary napkins and comfort. Sadly, in Nepal, these needs haven't been considered! Chaupadi, the traditional act of banishing women from houses, schools, etc. is still widely practiced. Nepalese people lack the adequate knowledge and information regarding the need to maintain menstrual hygiene, whic

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For most girls, a period is a frightening experience, something to be ashamed of. Studies have shown that more than 40% of Nepalese girls are either afraid or confused during their "menarche" (First period) and more than 15% don't even want to have it. When on their menstruation, Girls/women are subject to many restrictions. We want to reach 45 schools and 5000 young women by April 1, 2019. We want to dispel the menstrual shame throughout Nepal!


Empowering women and educating genders about the human body will lead to a social change and the adoption of new customs.

Long-Term Impact

Throughout this journey, we will change how Nepalese society views women. Young women will be able to participate in all aspects of society. Menstrual Hygiene is only the first step. Winning the period rights fight means girls will be empowered to attend schools full time, to have hobbies. To think boldly! The project will fight for these goals without forgetting the environmental part.


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Organization Information

The Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan

Location: Tokyo - Japan
Website: https:/​/​icajapan.org
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Project Leader:
Rayane Hassan
Tokyo, Japan

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