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Empowering Kenyan Women and Girls With Disabilities In Managing Menstrual Health

Empowering Kenyan Women and Girls With Disabilities In Managing Menstrual Health

Anne Wanjiru found out she had gotten her first period when a boarding school classmate told her she had stained her dress. No one had ever explained menstruation to her, so the then-14-year-old, who had a congenital mobility disability and hearing impairment, did not understand why she felt discomfort and pain or why she was […]

It’s Time For Women And Girls To Speak About Their Periods

It’s Time For Women And Girls To Speak About Their Periods

Amina J. Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nigeria’s former Minister of Environment. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. If we are to achieve true gender equality, we need to tackle everything that contributes to the discrimination and marginalization of women — including menstruation. While menstruation is the most […]

Mozambique, Angola Help Girls Manage Menstrual Health and Hygiene in Crises and Beyond

Mozambique, Angola Help Girls Manage Menstrual Health and Hygiene in Crises and Beyond

It can be challenging enough when a girl gets her first period – she may not even know what is happening to her body. Now put her in a situation in which she’s been displaced or vulnerable because of a natural disaster, conflict or pandemic and has no access to supplies or proper sanitation. In […]

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021: Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021: Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health

Menstrual Hygiene Day is marked on May 28 every year. Menstrual hygiene and health for millions of women and girls have been suffering since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and successive lockdowns. Lack of resources and poverty are impacting the ability of people to manage their menstruation and health. According to experts, the poorest […]

Moonteen Organises Seminar For Girls On Menstrual Hygiene In Sierra Leone

Moonteen Organises Seminar For Girls On Menstrual Hygiene In Sierra Leone

Makalay S. Sonda, Founder and Director, MoonTeen handing over sanitary pads and medicated soap to one school girl of Experimental school after the seminar MoonTeen, a charity and educational organization based in Njala, Mokonde, and its environs has on Saturday 8th June organized a one-day seminar on menstrual Hygiene for young girls at the Faculty […]

Combating Taboos Associated With Menstrual Hygiene

Combating Taboos Associated With Menstrual Hygiene

May 28, is world Menstrual Hygiene Day, it is dedicated to raising awareness and combating taboos associated with menstrual hygiene with the goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their full potential. Half of the world’s population by virtue of being female will at some point in their reproductive life have periods. It’s a […]

Menstrual Awareness Education Targets Boys As World Marks Menstrual Hygiene Day Today

Menstrual Awareness Education Targets Boys As World Marks Menstrual Hygiene Day Today

Teachers in basic schools have been advised to include boys in menstrual hygiene education so they (boys) are able to support their female friends during their menstrual cycle. According to Nana Ama Adutwumwaa, founder of Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation (TLGF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on promoting menstrual hygiene, including men and […]