In July 2022 we joined Raising Teenagers Uganda and other Partners for the 5th Annual Hiking Event that aims at breaking the stigma around Menstruation and supporting Underprivileged Girls with sanitary products so that they can menstruate with dignity and respect.
Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right.
Girls in rural schools suffer most from stigma and lack of services and facilities to help them cope with the physical and psychological pains they undergo during their menstrual periods. It also contributes a lot to the rates of school drop outs and consequently child
COVID19 has greatly affected household income which leaves many girls with no access to menstrual products that they can use while on their period because their parents/ caretakers are grappling with poverty. With the reopening of schools, we have noted that many young girls are struggling to manage with a number of them missing school during their periods. it’s important to note that a number of girls risk never returning to school due to lack of menstrual products and this shall increase the already existing inequalities in education which widens the gender inequality of girls.
Our members are working tirelessly to ensure that young girls are able to stay in school and complete their education.