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Period Poverty Campaign

Period poverty refers to the struggle many low-income women and girls face while trying to afford menstrual products. The term also refers to the increased economic vulnerability women and girls face due to the financial burden posed by menstrual supplies

1 in 4 girls can’t afford to buy menstrual products, with many missing schools as a result.

All around the world women are being held back in life and even put in danger, simply because of their period. Period poverty is a global issue, but even in the Uganda and East Africa alone.
Period poverty isn’t just about affordability. Many women and girls don’t have access to hygienic facilities, or feel unable to manage their periods with dignity - often due to stigma or superstitious or religious dogma around menstruation. Despite period poverty campaigns being engaged in by different activists in Uganda, ¼ girls between ages 12 to 18 drop out of school once they begin menstruating, and according to UNICEF, 27% of those living in developed countries like Uganda, lack access to sanitation services.

Campaign Objectives & Goals

One of the major objectives to put an end to period poverty is through providing menstrual products to vulnerable groups and communities.This is to be done in Koboko District and Lamwo District.
The campaign shall target 1000 girls and women from each district especially teenage mothers

The distribution will be of 300packets of a standard 4 pack which contains 1super maxi, 3maxi and 1 carrying pouch and this is a recommended pack
A packet of this standard 4 pack is UGX 17,000. (Uganda Shillings Seventeen Thousand Only) A packet of the school girl kit is UGX 20000 (Uganda Shillings Twenty Thousand Only)

Campaign Outcomes

Over 280 reusable pads and 12 boxes of disposable pads were handed over by Finance Lead, Ms. Shania Kirunga (far left) and our co-director Ms. Safina Virani (left) to Femme Talk Uganda team for distribution in Koboko

The distribution of the Reusable Sanitary Pads under the #EndPeriodPoverty Campaign started in Koboko District implemented by our partner Femme Talk. To all those that donated, thank you again 40 pupils from Midia sub-county, Midrabe village Midia Primary school between the ages 12 and 19 received sanitary pads. It is amazing how you all made this happen and made a positive impact on the lives of these children. On December 2022, 52 girls aged 12-18 in Gbulagbulanga Village, Koboko Village, Uganda, received reusable sanitary pads under the #EndPeriodPoverty campaign. We appreciate everyone that made this possible with your donations.

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