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Wreetu inaugurate friendly period guides for dads

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10th November, 2021 03:45:08 PM
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Wreetu inaugurate friendly period guides for dads

An event titled ‘Be Your Daughter’s Superhero: Inaugurating Comprehensive Period Guidelines for Dads’ was held at BASIS Auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.

Wreetu has organized the programme as part of its 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.

Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal has graced the event as the Chief Guest. Munir Hasan, Head of Youth Programme of Prothom Alo, Lafifa Jamal, Professor Department of Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering University of Dhaka and Partha Hefaz Shaikh, Director Policy and Advocacy of WaterAid were present as special guests.

In his speech, 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.”

Sharmin Kabir, the Founder of Wreetu, said “To break the period taboo and build a period friendly Bangladesh for our daughters, we need you all beside us.”

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.

Partha Hefaz Shaikh, the Director, Policy and Advocacy of WaterAid, mentioned the importance of having a friendly period discussion material in Bangladesh is highly needed to build a period friendly Bangladesh.

Participants from different backgrounds, professions and ages joined the session.

Under this project, Wreetu have developed 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.

These knowledge products will be available on Wreetu’s website and youtube channel and will be free for all to use.