Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrated on the 28 of May every year highlight the importance of menstrual care for women and girls and to raise awareness about the issues faced by those who don’t have access to sanitary products.
Just Pad A Girl Initiative work in the menstrual hygiene field includes menstrual hygiene education, provision of sanitary pads and advocating for public- private mix for investment in menstrual hygiene management and the stigma associated with menstruation.
The provision of adequate and safe sanitation can promote equity and opportunity, which, in turn, contributes to the erosion of long-standing discrimination and societal norms that reinforce traditional roles, prejudices, and expectations.
Following the theme for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021; “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health”, Just Pad A Girl Initiative partnered with Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Anambra State and Nigerian Students Association to provide over 1000 sanitary pads to over 600 school girls at Community Secondary School, Urum and Osuaniocha, Awka North.
These pads where distributed such that it can last for at least 2 to 3 months.
The girls were educated on proper menstrual hygiene management.