Changemaker: Valeria Moncada

Country of Implementation: El Salvador

El Salvador is a conservative country with a stigmatized society that talks about menstruation with a shameful connotation, which has affected their school ́s curricula because it’s very limited when it talks about menstruation. GCM Valeria Moncada decided to create MenstruActua, a project that leads workshops in communities and public schools to properly educate both girls and boys about menstrual cycles. These workshops are a safe place where everyone can share their experiences, and an excellent opportunity to replace myths for facts and start destigmatizing the Salvadoran society. In these workshops menstrual cups and reusable pads are distributed in order to improve girls' menstrual health and raise awareness on the importance and benefits of using reusable and sustainable products. 

Donate to support Global Changemakers and youth-led projects

Are you looking for something to do while #socialdistancing? Listen to our podcast or watch a free webinar!

stay in touchs

connect with us

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle

© 2021 global changemakers