Menstrual taboos create student drop outs and stress
Ethiopian girls have little access to affordable and adequate menstrual management supplies. They end up using a combination of whatever materials they have at hand (rags, newspaper, tree bark). Shame creates an unhygienic menstrual lifestyle resulting in humiliating leaks, discomfort and vaginal infections. Most schools in Ethiopia do not have clean bathrooms with privacy and water, where girls can change menstrual wear and wash. Trash facilities are generally absent. Attending school while menstruating becomes a miserable experience for many girls undermining education.
are absent from school during
their last menstrual cycle
dispose soaked cloths or sanitary napkins into latrines 33% of girls throw them in open fields
of the students
do not change period soak-up
Today, SHAME is the word that defines menstruation across the globe. It Is a major taboo and woman lack the education and the right means to manage it.
What is Menstruation?
I just hate it, it’s uncomfortable. I mean it doesn’t give me the freedom to do what I want when I am on my period. I can’t play games as I used to and do stuff as I used to do. I wish to be a guy.
Hanin, 18 years old
Noble Cup is here to CHANGE this narrative, to educate, empower and emancipate women with a superior form of menstrual management.