In a very special webinar organized by the World Council of Churches ‘s Ecumenical Water Network held in honour of Menstrual Hygiene Day, Sadhviji; WCC’s Rev Dr Kenneth Mtata and Rev. Nicole Ashwood; Water Network’s Dinesh Suna ; CASA Project Officer, Anita Kukreti; Executive Director of CAP Network’s HIV/AIDS programmes, Naomi Ayot Oyaro ; Norwegian Church Aid’s senior WASH advisor, Michele Vecchi; and Zambia physician, Dr. Princess Matapo joined together to discuss and uncover ways that allow menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene Matters to become a part of our daily lives.
Sadhviji powerfully shares: “In the Hindu tradition, we worship the Mother Goddess. We worship Lord Brahma, the Creator, and it is Lord Brahma’s power of creation that has been put into the bodies of women and girls that enables them to create life. And menstruation is the reminder of that ability to create life. Where there’s no menstruation – before puberty and after menopause – there cannot be creation. We must change the way that we think about menstruation from it being something that makes us down, to being up and proud that Lord Brahma has given us the power of creation.”