Menstrual Hygiene Day: Celebs Take Up The Red Dot Challenge


May 28th is marked as the World Menstrual Hygiene Day and this day is commemorated by spreading awareness about menstruation and menstrual hygiene around the world. In many parts of the world, the concept of menstruation is still looked down upon and is considered taboo. Many people still consider it to be impure. This results in a lot of discrimination against women.

It is important for people to know that it is nothing but a natural process. It is the sign of a healthy woman and there is nothing dirty about it. Speaking of awareness, a very interesting challenge has gone viral in social media recently, called the Red Dot Challenge. It started in collaboration with UNICEF India and the challenge requires the netizens to post a photo of themselves, with a red coloured dot in the middle of their palm, under the hashtag ‘Red Dot Challenge’. The main aim of this challenge is to break all the taboos surrounding menstruation and menstrual health. Many celebs accepted the challenge and posted a picture in social media and not only women, even men have accepted the challenge which shows a positive change in the mindset of youngsters today.


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? Put a period to shaming the period @post.for.change @unicefindia #RedDotChallenge #PostForChange

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PERiOD: Only 12% of women & girls have access to sanitary menstrual hygiene in India with a majority of them relying on outdated, unhygienic methods during menstruation. @stc_india @UNICEFIndia ‬ ‪#ItsTimeForAction #Reddotchallenge #MHDay2020 ‬ ? ‪#PeriodsInPandemics … It doesn’t stop for pandemic.‬ ‪While we are tucked away in our homes, there are millions of girls who may not be able to access menstrual hygiene. #ItsTimeForAction so we don’t miss menstrual hygiene in the myriad.‬ ? ‪ PERIOD. . .Is what made Shalini travel from a village in Nuapada in Odisha to Women Deliver event in Canada. She is a champion who uses poetry to spread awareness on menstruation in her community. Swipe left … and Check out her poetry & celebrate her spirit . ?

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Not only do we need to put a period on shaming the period, we must ensure we switch to using sustainable products that protect our health and the health of the environment. I use biodegradable sanitary napkins. Many have started using menstrual cups and re-usable/washable cloth napkins. These products need to be made easily accessible and cost effective so many more women can benefit from personal hygiene that secures their health and protects our planet. #DYK regular sanitary napkins are made mostly of plastic? This plastic lasts in the environment for hundreds of years. Most often sanitary napkins are incinerated and are a source of toxic waste. Spread the word and be the change ? #RedDotChallenge #PostForChange @Post.For.Change @UnicefIndia @savethechildren_india

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Stop shaming the period . @Post.For.Change @unicefindia #reddotchallenge #postforchange

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