Girls around the world still face stigmas about menstruation and lack the necessary resources and sanitation to manage their periods properly because of insufficient knowledge, information, and infrastructure. This causes them to drop out of school and not participate in learning.
Afrika Youth Movement committees on Health and Gender are championing the Menstrual Hygiene Day and have organized local actions to increase awareness for menstrual hygiene. In Cameroon, at Mautu Community, we distributed 530 sanitary pads to 654 girls. In Ghana, at Bongo district, Upper East Region, we distributed sanitary pads and sensitized 272 girls of Nyaruga D/A Junior School.
AYM championed the Menstrual Hygiene Day with local action in Ghana, Kenya and Cameroon, campaigning, educating and raising awareness where we reached about 976 young girls and women in these 3 countries.
Peeters Fongeh (Cameroon)
Lengha Sylvie Matta (Cameroon)
Kuoh Laura Mai (Cameroon)
Joseph Anyinka (Ghana)
Linda Nyaamah Anaabah (Ghana)
The special song "Afia Mama" was made for this occasion by AYM member of Gender Committee Ezbora Haydez.
Intro: Girl Up Vine Club (Sierra Leone)
Artist: Ezbora Haydez (Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC))
Beats: Patrick Bondo B.M Killer (DRC)
Artist Director: Krys Wazaba Shinobi (DRC)
Chorus and Sound Engineer: Jiguerd (DRC)
Illustration: Idah Razafindrakoto (Madagascar)