Nurse Yuna Reports on Menstrual Health Awareness Project

Report on Community Education and Awareness about Menstrual Hygiene

By Yuna Shahi

Date: 11th January, 2024

I am pleased to provide this report on the activities I have undertaken to educate the community on the significance of menstrual hygiene in Mahawai, Kalikot District. I organized a community workshop on 6th January, 2024. It took more than 1 hour to reach in that community by foot and 56 participants were involved. Menstrual hygiene is a crucial for women’s health, and fostering awareness within the communities is essential for overall well-being. This report details a community education and awareness initiative focused on menstrual hygiene, outlining objectives, strategies, outcomes and community response.


  1. Raise Public Awareness:

Increase awareness within the community about the significance of maintaining proper menstrual hygiene for the health and well-being of women and girls.

  • Empower through Education:

Empower women and girls by providing comprehensive information about menstrual health, dispelling misconceptions, and promoting positive attitudes towards menstruation.


  1. Community workshops:

Conduct interactive workshops within the community, providing platform for the open discussion, questions, and practical demonstration of proper menstrual hygiene practices.

  • Distribution of Educational Materials:

Disseminate informative pamphlets, and posters containing visual aids and key messages to reinforce awareness and serve as ongoing references.

  • Engagement with Local Leaders:

Collaborate with local community leaders, influencers, and healthcare professionals to enhance the credibility and promote the awareness campaign.


  1. Interactive Demonstrations:

Organize a demonstration to illustrate proper menstrual hygiene practices, emphasizing the correct use of menstrual products.

  • Cultural Sensitivity:

Utilize a local language and incorporate cultural perspectives to make the information more relatable.

  • Inclusive Approach:

Implement an inclusive approach involving men, women, and adolescents, and promoting a understanding of menstrual health.

  • Feedback and Continuous Improvement:

Encourage feedback from community members throughout the awareness campaign to make necessary adjustments, ensuring the program remains effective and relevant.


  1. Increased Awareness:

The health teaching initiative resulted in increased awareness within the community about the importance of proper menstrual hygiene practices and the biological aspects of menstruation.

  • Open Discussions:

Facilitating open discussions led to a more supportive community environment where individuals felt comfortable sharing experiences and seeking guidance.

  • Improved Access to Products:

Increased awareness translated into improved access to menstrual hygiene products, with more community members making informed choices about products they use.

  • Impact on Mental and Physical Health:

Recognized the emotional and psychological aspects of menstruation, focused on promoting positive attitudes, and mental well-being among individuals and provided information about coping mechanism and medical interventions for menstrual pain.

  • Empowerment of Women and Girls:

Women and girls reported feeling more empowered and confident about their menstrual health, demonstrating increased self-esteem, and a willingness to openly discuss the topic.


The community education and awareness initiative on menstrual hygiene successfully achieved its objectives by raising awareness, dispelling myths, promoting access to resources, and empowering women and girls. And, I found mostly women used cloth pads also known as reusable cloth menstrual pads during menstruation.

I would like to express my gratitude to Oda Foundation Nepal and DFN for their support in carrying out this important work. I remain committed to continuing these efforts and ensuring that the community’s awareness and understanding of menstrual hygiene outcomes to grow.