War-affected adolescent girls living in refugee camps often do not have access to basic hygiene items—especially menstrual products. Not having these necessities actually can prevent a girl from attending school, which puts her at risk for ending up on the streets and falling prey to human traffickers. It’s a vicious cycle we hope to break with our innovative Equip a Girl child programme
By teaching these young girls how to care for themselves physically and emotionally, as well as giving them something as simple as reusable sanitary pads, they are empowered to attend school and thus avoid being vulnerable to manipulation and sexual violence. By getting an education, each girl will have the tools she needs to succeed in life—and that can make all the difference in the world.
This project also utilizes volunteers who work together in groups to cut out and sew the kits, which then will be given out to more than 1,100 girls currently living in refugee settlements in northern Uganda and in the IDP camps in western parts of Uganda too.
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