We are very proud and honored to share this news with our family at World Pulse that we are going to launch ‘Breaking the Silence Campaign 2015- from Shame to Pride in Pakistan.’
Thanks to World Pulse for giving us a chance to me meet the brave, Ch Urmila from India, who is working to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene not only in India, but around the world. A majority of women in Pakistan still feel shame during their menstrual cycle. Many women hide or run away from home during their period every month, leaving them in unsanitary and unhealthy positions.
Our global Sister Urmila has taken on this project in order to change the mindsets of the community and we are proud to stand with her. With this partnership we hope to spread factual scientific information and change the negative stigma behind periods. We will teach women it is a natural occurrence and how they can stay clean and healthy through it.
We arrange theatrical performances to bring a positive change in the mind of our community members. We want to show the community that girls have rights that need to be respected.
We are happy to announce that Malee Kenworthy of Vancouver, Washington has volunteered her time to teach our students art via Skype. Her favorite medium is acrylic, but she is willing to help us learn with any materials. Art classes in schools have many proven positive benefits including enhanced creativity, motor skills development, confidence, perseverance, focus and collaboration.