On 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child highlights and addresses the needs and challenges girls face worldwide. This year’s theme: ‘With Her: A Skilled GirlForce’. (…)
Menstrual awareness is growing. Last year, 350 events were organised for MH Day, in 54 different countries. Here, we put the spotlights on a couple of initiatives that aim to break down period barriers in their own way, all year round. (…)
There’s a lot of period poverty in Africa. Girls miss school and women miss work because they can’t manage their menstruation in a hygienic way. These five African organisations make a change. (…)
Imagine trying to attend school while you have your period, not being able to afford a pad, so instead you improvise by using rags, leaves and dung…
MHD SPECIAL – Is an initiative like Menstrual Hygiene Day on May the 28th still needed? Yes! Here are seven reasons why.
MHD SPECIAL – Saturday, May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) again. Still necessary? Yes! Menstruation can be a life-restricting monthly event for women and girls in Uganda. (…)
The Girls Clubs in secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia aren’t only meant for girls. Also boys are taught about menstruation.