5TH INTERNATIONAL DIGNIFIED MENSTRUATION DAY 2023
“Dignified Menstruation is Integral for Ending Sexual Violence and Child Marriage”
5th International Dignified Menstruation Day
Kathmandu, Nepal (December 8, 2023). Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation, Radha Paudel Foundation in collaboration with Amplify Change, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, SETI FOUNDATION, Baijing Stoke Committee, and Plan International Nepal in solidarity with PACE Nepal, Child Protection Organization and Dignified Menstruation Campaign Nepal successfully completed the “Hybrid Conference on Dignified Menstruation” at the Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal. More than 66 member’s organizations from more than 35 countries all around the globe marked 5th IDM Day with the theme “Dignified Menstruation for Ending Sexual Violence and Child Marriage.” Likewise, government agencies, stakeholders, and academia commemorated IDDM1 by conducting various programs focused on Dignified Menstruation. More than 150 participants from around the world joined the hybrid conference where Master of Ceremony was completed by Ms. Arati Chataut. The Country Director of Plan International Nepal deliver the Welcome remarks. Two panel discussion was conducted where the 1 st panel discussion was under the theme of “Role of Youth on Dignified Menstruation”, which was moderated by the Coordinator of DMC Nepal2 and Rejina Khatun (Youth Champion), Zion Magar (Transmen), Pratima Silwal- Youth Media Activist, Rupa Thapa- DM fellowship Nepal, Harrison Mathews (Malawi-Virtual participation) DM Fellowship Global (Virtual) & Paulene T- Philippines (Girls Act, Asia-Virtual) shared significant role of Youth to advocate on Dignified Menstruation. Similarly, the 2nd panel discussion was under the theme of Global Perspectives on advocating Dignified Menstruation in the Era of 2030 Agenda which was moderated by the Steering Committee Member, Mili Adhikari (North America Chapter, GSCDM) and the panelist were Ms. Sally King UK, Dr. Benjamen, Colombo Plan, Director, Ms. Shageetha, Activist, Sri Lanka, Shara UNFPA, Sri Lanka & Dr. Abdul (Ghana) highlighted the urgency of advocating Dignified Menstruation in the ERA of 2030 Agenda. The “Media Fellowship Book” and “Training Manual on Dignified Menstruation” book was launched. With this, the winner of the Global Art Competition, Ms. Nadjira Ganji from Afghanistan and the winner of the National Essay Competition, Ms. Rachana Tiwar from Pokhara were announced. In order to express the gratitude towards the support of the Digitalizing the campaign of Dignified Menstruation, SoftNep was appreciated.
As a new initiation, two different research grant “Miteri-Alina Neurodevelopmental Disorder research Grant” and “Miteri Sudha-Lal Dignified Menstruation Research Grant” was provided to the Ms. Renuka Kaucha Magar and Ms. Bipin Serchan from Kathmandu University. Dr. Radha Paudel, Founder of GSCDM and expert of Dignified Menstruation, shared the Journey of Dignified Menstruation Movement in Nepal and beyond. In addition to this, closing remarks from Association of International NGO, Mayor of Sunwal MunicipalityMinistry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Family Welfare Division, National Planning Commission, National Women Commission gave the closing remarks. By the end, Steering Committee Member of GSCDM, Mr, Erfaan Hussian Babak deliver the closing remarks. The details of program were:
- WHAT: 5th International Dignified Menstruation Day Conference (hybrid)
- WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2023 at 08:15 am.
- WHERE: Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Nepal
Global Art and Essay Competition 2023
🏆 Research Grants:
Miteri Sudha-Lal Dignified Menstruation Research Grant: Honoring another exceptional student Bipin Serchan from Kathmandu University for their research dedicated on the Dignified Menstruation.
Miteri Alina Neurodevelopmental Disorder Research Grant: Awarded to a bright student Renuka Kaucha Magar from Kathmandu University for their outstanding understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders.