For many girls in Uganda, getting their period means putting their lives on hold. some places, menstruation is associated with stigma and girls feel embarrassed, often excluding themselves from school and other social activities during their periods.

Lack of access to functional and segregated toilets, limited information on menstrual hygiene management, and limited availability of sanitary materials to manage menstruation make it more difficult for girls to manage their periods.

The #SuperTeen Program empowers rural girls in schools to make their own reusable sanitary towels, breaking barriers to education and hygiene. The program ensures that every girl has access to menstrual health resources they need to flourish in life.

Our Partners Assorted Trends Africa located in Kayunga District have made it their priority to ensure that young girls are able to menstruate with dignity and respect. They are empowering young girls with information on menstruation so that they can appreciate it and cope with the different challenges that come with it. 

This is helping to break all the stigma that surrounds menstruation and provide opportunities for Girls to thrive and achieve their full potential. Menstrual stigma can be a significant barrier to girls’ education in many communities, leading to missed school days, decreased academic performance, and even dropout of school.

There is urgent need to make menstrual health and hygiene a normal conversation in order to Improve the dignity, health and wellbeing of girls and young women through menstrual equity. Together we can end Menstrual Stigma and create countless opportunities for young girls to stay in school and complete their education while menstruating with dignity. Through the Super Teen Program, they also create opportunities for young girls to play and appreciate the need to depend on each other and open up about their mental health challenges. Peer to Peer support has been embraced and the young girls are optimistic about the future and the power of their dreams.

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