Across the world and in Kenya, women and girls have been historically undermined. Their dignity, value, rights, and voice have been systematically denied - a manifestation of gender inequality.
The lack of rights-based health education and sanitary pads is a direct reflection of this system that refuses to let girls choose and step into their own purpose. This has cascading negative effects for the life of a girl and for her community.
We recognize that the onset of puberty is the most natural time to talk to girls about their rights, to not only keep them in school, but to reduce negative practices that violate their rights, such as Female Genital Circumcision (FGC) and early marriage.
Articles to Learn More
'We Need to Talk About Our Periods' - Marni Sommers & Bethany Caruso
'My Wish on My Daughter's 13th Birthday' - Melinda Gates
'Trying To Add The 'M' Word (Menstruation) To The U.N.'s New Goals' - Rosie Spinks
'All The Inconceivable Ways Women Deal With Their Periods Worldwide.. And How To Help' - Eleanor Goldberg