Keep women and girls empowered with diginity

by Volunteer Action Network


It is a fact, inequality, gender taboos, and socio-cultural factors, that menstrual health can be overlooked. Girls feel embarrassed or ashamed during and because of menses. And often times, during menstruation women and girls are kept away from cooking, sleeping in the house, community participation, and are not able to attend school. Due to the lack of access and affordability of sanitary products. The project aims to address inequality and health challenges associated with menstrual health
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Approximately 70 percent of reproductive diseases are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. Because of lack of access to sanitation and water, menstruation is significantly more challenging to manage hygienically and with dignity. Due to the lack of access and affordability of sanitary products, women and girls often use cloth, leaves, mattress stuffing, and other ineffective and unsafe materials. These materials are unhygienic, ineffective and unacceptable.


The goal of this project is to provide information, access and opportunities with regards to menstrual health. Vac-Net will purchase a manufacturing unit and will provide education about menstrual health to women and girl which will inform, educate and provide resources to assist in improving women's health in Northern Uganda.

Long-Term Impact

The project will lead to: Increased education regarding menstrual health, Increased health and hygiene, Increased dignity and selfesteem, Increased livelihoods thru production, Decreased costs associated with sanitary products, Increased school and work attendance


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Organization Information

Volunteer Action Network

Location: Gulu - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Bukenya Muusa
Gulu, Uganda

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