The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the education of children both girls and boys from poor backgrounds and is escalating the risk of girls to forced marriages. We need to protect an entire generation of children from losing out on a healthy and stable future.
While COVID-19 numbers are increasing every day in Uganda we keep reminding the communities about the dangers of child marriages and the need to address the root causes such as the lack of access to sanitary pads.
The strength of a woman lays in discovering who she is! Exploring her womanhood is part of that journey. Menstrual health education and access to sanitary products are part of that journey. We are facilitating that process by producing and distributing affordable sanitary pads to young girls including information about their reproductive health rights. During the COVID-19 we distributed 2,850 pads to girls who luck access.
"Sanitary pads are essential to us all the girls during this COVID-19 pandemic where our parents are not working due to the effects of corona Virus many of my fellow girls have no hope of going back to school because some of them are already pregnant or are forced to marriages by the very people who are supposed to protect them since they cannot afford essential needs such as access to sanitary pads," says Lucy.
We believe this is critical and will continue to the fight for gender justice around menstrual health
Moving forward, we need your help to prevent and support adolescences' girls to continue with their education. please consider your gift of donation ensuring the fight, equality and dignity continue your generous donation can help us multiply our impact.
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