A Bloody Mess

Caracas Chronicles

toallas-sanitarias-reusablesOn May 28th Venezuela celebrated the International Menstrual Hygiene Day.  On that day, we embraced:

…the opportunity to create awareness of the right of women and girls to hygienically manage their menstruation – in privacy, safety and with dignity –


good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays a key role in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.

Access to sanitary napkins, tampons, menstrual sponges or other means to manage our periods is vital.

How vital? Well it’s considered a form of domestic abuse when your partners limits, hinders or controls the way you manage your menstruation.

Think about it. How would you, as a woman, manage if you didn’t have access to any form of menstrual hygiene product, and wouldn’t have access to it in the near future? Would you go to work tomorrow? Or to school? Probably not.

Venezuelan women have enjoyed their right to hygienically manage their menstruation for…

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