Festus Abigail: A Champion for Menstrual Health, Hygiene Management

Mary Nnah

Festus Abigail, a visionary leader and the CEO of FAB Treasure Foundation, stands at the forefront of a crucial movement: normalizing menstruation and empowering young girls.

With a steadfast commitment to ending period stigma and poverty, Abigail and her organisation have dedicated themselves to improving menstrual health and hygiene management and fostering open conversations about this natural bodily process. Their efforts are
helping to shape a world where menstruation is embraced as a normal fact of life by 2030.

 Abigail understands that providing the right knowledge and resources during adolescence can positively impact a girl’s life trajectory.

The foundation’s programmes are designed to empower these girls, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to manage their menstruation with confidence and dignity.

One of the foundation’s key initiatives is its focus on menstrual hygiene. Abigail firmly believes that every girl deserves access to clean and safe menstrual products. Through the free distribution of sanitary pads, FAB Treasure Foundation ensures that girls who face financial constraints are not deprived of this essential need. By removing the economic barrier, Abigail and her team are fostering a
sense of normalcy surrounding menstruation while eliminating the anxiety and embarrassment that may arise from inadequate menstrual

“In commemoration of  World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023, FAB Treasure Foundation is proud to uphold the global theme of #WeAreCommitted. We are committed to ending period poverty, period stigma and also making Menstrual a normal fact of life by 2030”, she noted.

Moreover, Abigail and her organisation actively promote open conversation and sensitisation about menstruation. They strive to
challenge the taboos and misconceptions that have long plagued this topic. Through awareness campaigns, workshops, and community
engagement programs, FAB Treasure Foundation encourages dialogue that breaks down barriers, educates communities, and empowers individuals
and society to support menstrual health and well-being. “We firmly believe that by openly talking about menstruation, we can dismantle
the stigma associated with it,” Abigail asserts. “When we address the topic with knowledge, compassion, and respect, we pave the way for a
future where menstruation is seen as a normal part of life, free from shame or discrimination.”

Abigail’s leadership and the tireless efforts of the FAB Treasure Foundation exemplify what it means to be committed to the cause of
menstrual hygiene and empowerment. Through their outreach to young girls, their focus on menstrual hygiene, and their advocacy for open
conversations,  Abigail and her team are fostering a world where menstruation is embraced without hesitation or prejudice.

As the world recently celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023,  Abigail and FAB Treasure Foundation serve as beacons of hope, reminding us that together, we are committed to making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030.

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