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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Bollywood divas Dia Mirza, Kubbra Sait, Aditi Rao Hydari take stand against period shaming

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 May 2020, 12:03 IST
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020

Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on 28th May to create awareness among women and girls worldwide and to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management. Recently, as the menstrual day was around the corner UNICEF started an initiative called Red Dot Challenge against the period shamming.

Taking up this challenge we saw many Bollywood beauties coming out and talking about the "periods" openly. Dia Mirza took to her Instagram handle and posted a monochrome picture showing off red dot on her hand. Along with the picture, she wrote a lengthy post wherein she talked about how there must be more awareness about how sanitary napkins are made out of plastic and is not just harmful to the environment but also for women.


In her lengthy post, she went on to talk about period shaming and how it should be put to rest. She also urged the women to switch to sustainable products that not just protect oneself but also the environment.

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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

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Following her was Aditi Rao Hydari who too shared the monochrome picture same as Dia and captioned it as, "Put period shamming a rest"

 

Kubbra Sait also shared the same image and shared that in the absurdity around the world, one thing is constant and that is periods. She went on to share that lockdown has giver her chance to cherish her body and to rest and hydrated during the periods.

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Here have a look at other celebs what they have to say on Menstrual Hygiene Day:

 

So here we are wishing all the girls and women a healthy and safe Menstrual Hygiene Day!

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First published: 28 May 2020, 12:03 IST
 
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