NFCC is an active member of many international platforms that work on menstruation. NFCC is a Global Strategic Advisor to the International Menstrual Hygiene Day as well as a member of the Global Advisory Group on Menstruation – the group leading the global menstrual movement.
NFCC initiated the first MHM Practitioner Alliance in Nepal to create a platform to ensure joint advocacy at the national level. This alliance transitioned into the first MHM Practitioner Alliance which is currently under the purview of another organization. NFCC continues to be an active member of the Alliance. The Alliance is a major breakthrough in the advocacy for MHM […]
NFCC advocated for menstrual hygiene management by engaging local artists to create murals in different schools of Kavre district. Murals focused on disseminating the information on proper use of cloth as a suitable method for menstrual hygiene management. This campaign was part of an MHM project implemented through WaterAid support.
Advocating on issues related to menstruation has been integral part of NFCC advocacy. Press statements are released by NFCC to ensure that public sector stakeholders are held accountable to any actions or statements whereby they perpetuate taboos, stigma or stereotype on menstruation.
According to Hinduism, Rishi Panchami is a day woman can seek forgiveness for having defiled anything by touching them when menstruating in the past one year. The Government of Nepal always gives Rishi Panchami as a national holiday to women. In 2017, NFCC filed a PIL against Government of Nepal, demanding a withdrawal of Rishi Panchami as a national holiday to women as […]
Initiated by WASH United, the first Menstrual Hygiene Day was celebrated all over the world on 28thof May 2014 with the slogan Lets start the conversation on Menstruation. In Nepal, the program was led by NFCC in coordination with Government of Nepal and other bilateral partners. The campaign activities targeted to different groups: Adolescents: The major activity of the campaign was the […]