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Destigmatising Menstrual Hygiene

Destigmatising Menstrual Hygiene

The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) has encouraged citizens to break negative social norms surrounding menstrual hygiene. The department made the call on Thursday, ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed globally on 28 May. The department, on the day, rallies behind global efforts to realise a world free from period poverty […]

Get Pragmatic to Tackle Mental Health Stigma

Get Pragmatic to Tackle Mental Health Stigma

Evidence-based approaches can help poor countries overcome this major barrier to care, says Jagannath Lamichhane. In 2008, Liza (name changed) moved to Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, from her rural home town where she had been gang-raped by armed forces. She left traumatised and terrified. The event changed her life completely. Not only did she contract HIV […]