A comprehensive sensitization and awareness program on addressing personal hygiene, gender rights, and gender-based violence was conducted at Barail Valley Higher Secondary School in Jalukie on September 12.
The program was organized by the district administration in collaboration with the District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW) Peren, as part of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) initiative in Peren.
A DIPR report informed that in the first session, Lungngaulie, a gender specialist from the District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW) Peren, spoke on the “Personal Hygiene” with the girls in attendance. She emphasized that menstruation was a natural and healthy aspect of life but often stigmatized in many societies.
Lungngaulie also highlighted the importance of practicing healthy menstrual hygiene habits and the potential risks associated with poor menstrual hygiene, which can lead to reproductive and urinary tract infections (UTIs), ultimately affecting future fertility and childbirth.
In the second session, Shezholù Vero from Women Police Jalukie, spoke about “Gender Rights, Issues, and Gender-Based Violence”. She underscored that gender rights were not exclusive to women but encompass the rights of all individuals, emphasizing equality in rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for people of all genders. Shezholù also provided insights into constitutional rights available to women in India.
Shezholù Vero also stressed the importance of understanding the concept of “good touch and bad touch” and highlighted the significance of personal boundaries. Earlier, the programme commenced with a welcome address by Adai, principal of Barail Valley Higher Secondary School, Jalukie.