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Promote menstrual friendly schools and communities through challenging social norms and myths around menstruation.
Over 40% of Adolescent girls in the rural communities of Jinja ( Buwenge and Butagaya) are not able to go to school while menstruating because of the social norms,attitudes,myths, beliefs and lack of safe sanitary products. This is due to an information gap on menstrual health and management. Girls have therefore resorted to using pieces of mattresses, toilet paper, hard papers from their books, unclean pieces of clothes, to manage menstruation. Girls cant freely talk about menstruation with their peers and parents. The project will therefore forcus on training young peer community captains to desseminate menstrual health information and educate communities while challenging the social norms, attitudes hat exist to contribute to behavioral change in regards to menstruation and break the silence.
Who is it for?
Training and facilitation of Young Peer Community Captains to reach out to the rural communities and schools of Butagaya and Buwenge to do mentrual heath education and break the silence on menstration.
What is the problem we trying to solve and why we care about it
Breaking the Silence on Menstruation through challenging social norms and attitudes around menstruation while creating menstrual friendly communities and schools.
The existing social norms, attitudes ,myths around menstruation and lack of sanitary products have led to many girls dropping out of school. Some of the misconceptions being that when a girl starts menstrating, she is considered ready for marriage has even made it worse. This is because girls and parents lack information on menstrual health management to support their children in regards to menstruation.
The program therefore aims at training adolescents between 18-24 years and key people with in the communities to be champions of disseminating information on menstrual health and management through community events, sessions with girls and boys in school and out of school, training cultural and religious leaders, local authorities, school heads, and parents to create menstrual friendly communities.
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