Health Business – CFK Africa’s Efforts Highlighted on World Menstrual Hygiene Day

Health Business’s article highlights CFK Africa’s event celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene Day in Kibera.

Taboos and misinformation lead to shame and discrimination, making it difficult for girls to manage their periods safely and with dignity. The lack of access to menstrual products, sanitation facilities, and proper education as well as gender and sexual based violence among young girls exacerbates these issues, often leading to girls missing school during their menstrual periods.

Addressing these issues Miss Ajabsidu said, “there is still a lot of stigma around menstruation and most of the girls in these informal settlements often cannot afford sanitary towels, this can cause them to miss school from embarrassment, we at CFK aim to restore the dignity of these girls by providing them with sanitary towels on a monthly basis in the hope of retaining them in school.”

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