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Veteran Musician Diana Hopeson Calls for Eradication of Taboos on Menstruation

Veteran Musician Diana Hopeson Calls for Eradication of Taboos on Menstruation

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Social, Pent TV
A veteran Ghanaian gospel artiste Diana Hopeson, formerly known as Diana Akiwumi, has called for the demystification of taboos surrounding menstruation in Ghana. Speaking at an Influential Conference organized by the non-profit organization As I Grow (AIG) at Benkum Senior High School on International Menstrual Hygiene Day, Diana Hopeson stressed on some cultural and social challenges faced by many adolescent girls and women due to prevailing myths and taboos about menstruation. These restrictions, according to her included not cooking, mingling, or leaving a secluded zone, as well as not sharing buckets and plates with others during their periods. Diana Hopeson, a former President of MUSIGA, emphasized that labeling menstruating girls as "unclean" damages their self-worth and i...

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