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Georgia: WIC raise awareness on Purple Day

The NGO (Non-Government organisation) WIC (Women Information Centre) has informed the women about the effects of epilepsy on the International Purple Day, which is celebrated every year on 26 March.

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The NGO (Non-Government organisation) WIC (Women Information Centre) has informed the women about the effects of epilepsy on the International Purple Day, which is celebrated every year on 26 March.

The NGO women’s information centre also took to their social media handles. NGO posted on Facebook post that “ Epilepsy diagnosis is a very important moment in any person’s life however epilepsy is different for women because:
*Epilepsy can affect a woman’s sexual development and menstrual cycle

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* The problem of Epilepsy can affect aspects of contraception and childbirth among the women also. The preganant ladies needs to take care about this from day one

*Women’s hormones, estrogen and progesterone, affect the heart. These hormones change at different stages of a woman’s life — in menopause, menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause. This means that women’s hormonal changes can also affect their hearts

It is also to be added that the women’s information centre frequently held seminars and meetings on different topics to raise awareness among the people. The NGO was also part of the campaign against domestic violence.

Notably purple day is observed across the globe on 26 March and it traces its origin to 2008. The colour purple is regarded as a symbol of hope, courage, and solidarity as well.

The people across the globe come forward on this World Purple Day which is also known as Epilepsy Awareness Day to make the spread the awareness. At the same time this day holds great importance also as it aims to raise awareness about epilepsy which is a neurological disorder characterised by recurrent seizure attacks.

From educational initiatives to fundraising events the World Purple Day serves as a platform to dispel many myths attached with this mental disorder and support those affected by epilepsy.

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Day is also observed to advocate for better understanding and treatment of the condition with proper and timely treatment. Epilepsy is occurane of the repeated attack of seizure. A seizure is defined as a sudden alteration of behaviour due to a temporary change in the brain’s electrical functioning.

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