WReetu introduced awareness series on girls’ puberty
Dhaka November 9 2021:
WReetu, a women health care organization organized an event titled “Be Your Daughter’s Superhero: Inaugurating Comprehensive Period Guidelines for Dads” held at BASIS Auditorium in the city on Tuesday.
This inauguration program was part of WReetu’s ongoing project named “Be Your Daughter’s Superhero: A Comprehensive Period Guide for Dads to Help Daughters to be Empowered with Needed Knowledge, Confidence and Self-Esteem Ensuring their Menstrual Wellbeing” funded by Share-Net International and supervised by Share-Net Bangladesh.
A booklet and a video series for dads demonstrating a friendly guideline on how, when and what to talk about period and puberty with an adolescent daughter.
Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was the chief guest in program while Munir Hasan, Head of Youth Programme, Prothom Alo, Lafifa Jamal, Professor, Department of Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Dhaka, Arnob Chakrabarty, Managing Director, RedOrange Media and Communications, Partha Hefaz Shaikh, Director, Policy and Advocacy, WaterAid, Rashed Mujib Noman, Country Director, Augmedix (Bangladesh) attended as special guests in the program.
In her speech, the Founder of Wreetu Ms. Sharmin Kabir said, ‘to break the period taboo and build a period friendly Bangladesh for our daughters, we need you all beside us’.
Honourable Chief Guest Dr. Mohammed Zafar Iqbal said, “Regardless of gender, everyone should know about the biological changes of puberty and period of a girl. Also, every girl in every family must get oriented to puberty, period and sex education as early as possible.’
Ms. Lafifa Jamal gave emphasis on involving girls and boys in this period discourse. She also shared that the video series and the booklet will contribute a lot to breaking the period taboo.
The Director, Policy and Advocacy of WaterAid Mr Partha Hefaz Shaikh mentioned the importance of having a friendly period discussion materials in Bangladesh is highly needed to build a period friendly Bangladesh.
These knowledge products will be available on Wreetu’s website and youtube channel and will be free for all to use.
Participants from different backgrounds, professions and ages joined the session.