Sanitary pads accessibility is nightmare for girls in Uganda and sadly most girls in Uganda fail completely access menstrual pads due to high cost mostly in rural areas
The lack of access to menstrual pads is exposing girls to various genital infections, as they are opting to use unhygienic methods such as tissues, rags, cow dung or leaves , pages from exercise books which has a negative impact on there reproductive health , and most get infections . Most girls of tender age are taught not to talk about mensuration hence failing to speak up . others are raised by father's alone feeling shy to share and seek assistance and end up using unhygienic methods .
Inaccessibility has also lead to absenteeism from school during the menstrual period, the fear of soiling clothing, and ridicule from other students and unwanted attention from men and also At some school, boys think girls who bled had been victims of sexual violence and drew demeaning pictures on the blackboard.
Many others are pressured into having sex by boys who offer to buy them sanitary items in return. Some end up pregnant and drop out of school. Dear friends join hands and hearts with @thecommittedsalmon In the campaign to extend reusable pads of Afri pad organization to girls in rural areas let's end the use rags and mattress stuffing by girls because they can't afford pads, causing infections and painful sores more than once. Through you donation you will have save a girl who can't a afford a sanitary pad from dangerous infection and also restore her dignity and comfort .
It's not just giving a donation it's making a change . Share it to create a great impact . the campaign is https://www.gofundme.com/help-girls-in-uganda
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