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Category Menstrual Hygiene Management

Girls Excel bracing the odds to promote reproductive health in Ndu

I just wanted to tell you how much I am using your teaching on Menstrual Hygiene Management to impact hundreds of girls here. Teaching at the Nkambe Field Youth camp last Thursday, where more than 70 girls were touched by the teachings emanating from a man. It was awesome and I thank God for Girls Excel – Koyoh Nformi

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Celebrating Menstrual Health Day in Cameroon

The 28th of May is commemorated every year as Menstrual Hygiene Day. The event was initiated by WASH United to serve as aneutral platform for bringing together individuals, organizations, social businesses and the media to create a united and strong voice for women around the world. To commemorate this year’s edition of the event,  Girls Excel launched a new project called ‘Donate a Pad and Keep a

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Starting the conversation about Menstruation

Menstruation is still a taboo topic in our Cameroon society. This shouldn’t be the case. Menstruation is a vital part of girls and women’s lives. It is a natural aspect of girls lives that should be treated with respect and dignity because it is a human right. We are sharing this beautiful poster made by Menstrual Hygiene Day to help you understand why we are so passionate about this fundamental human rights issue.

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Donate A Pad & Keep A girl in School

 

What is it about?

In April 2016, Girls Excel launched a new campaign called ‘Donate a pad and keep a girl in school’. This ONGOING campaign kicked off in April with an appeal of support on social media to raise 500 packets of sanitary pads to be donated to girls in rural communities and refugee camps in Cameroon on May 28th which is Menstrual Hygiene Day.

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The Challenge

In addition to having to live with the damaging taboo that surrounds menstruation in Cameroon, many girls and women there struggle every month just to manage their periods hygienically, something that many of us take for granted. Lacking access to basic sanitary and hygiene products or facilities, women are forced to use unhygienic cloth and girls often skip school out of shame and fear of bullying. Lack of basic products or knowledge about how to manage menstruation can lead to both physical and psychological harm and results in girls missing out on crucial education. UNESCO estimates that 1 in 10 African girls skip school during their period, eventually leading to a higher school drop out rate.

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