A programme entitled “Why 'Whisper' when we can talk?” (मासिक-पाळी बद्दल बोलण्यात संकोच कसला?)
Date: 02 June, 2017
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Venue: V. G. Kulkarni Memorial Auditorium
Coordinator: Ms. Rohini Karandikar
The 'World Menstrual Hygiene Day' is held every year on the 28th of May. This year, to celebrate the day, I invite you all for a programme entitled “Why 'Whisper' when we can talk?” (मासिक-पाळी बद्दल बोलण्यात संकोच कसला?) to be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm,
Venue: V. G. Kulkarmi Auditorium,
The programme organized under the aegis of HBCSE Women's Cell will focus on the following:
Menstruation or 'having periods' in women is a natural process and is a sign of good reproductive health. Yet, it is a much tabooed and hushed up topic. Questions like “Why do women menstruate?” “What makes a woman so uncomfortable during menstruation?” “Do men really need to know about menstruation?” are never discussed openly. It is time we break the silence and talk about menstruation in a gender-neutral manner to ensure menstrual education and hygiene and end the negative social practices associated with periods. This programme attempts to create a general awareness regarding menstrual health and the socio-scientific issues associated with it.
The programme would consist of two talks:
1. Biological aspects and social stigmas on menstruation
By: Mrs. Anita Patil (Ex-Medical Social Worker, BARC Hospital)
2. Socio-scientific issues and current scenario on menstrual awareness at the global level
By: Dr. Rohini Karandikar (Visiting Fellow, HBCSE)
The talks will be followed by an open discussion, followed by tea.
Please note the programme is open to all HBCSE members.