I explained and told my daughters about menstruation matters, because I was not told about it.
It was difficult time according to those days I was 12 when my father was died and killed in mogadisho town he was UN staff humanitarian worker humble person we were12 a boy was older than me I was the second person in my Family when died my father we became poor orphans’ no one was helped us My mother started trying to caring us the second year i became 13 years old my mother was told that her mother was very ill my grandmother gave birth to only my mother no condition to stop my mother her departure,1996 traveled my mother my grandmother lived in Ethiopia as we are neighbor Ethiopia and somali at that time there was no airplane the people are using to travel by car the car journey takes months no modern technology that making it easier for you to communicate any missing person My mother has been away for a year and I have turned 14- 03-07-1997.
I am in the eighth grade I went my class 8:am morning when the second teacher came in to the class I felt like I was sitting something flowing from under me before four days I felt sick but did not know in this case of period but my circumcision was cut off from my body It was a lot of trouble to get out of it because my circumcision was bad. somalis at that time the girls were circumcised according to the old somali culture. the somali people have a lot of respect for the old traditions, which are 80% very bad these include early marriage practices, female genital mutilation, discrimination etc.
The third session is over its break time we have thirty minute to drink and eat, I tried to find out what is going under me I went school’s toilet I saw my bloody clothes and that I am bleeding I was shocked and cried, seen in the blood of the students The students were talking to me and I was in a difficult situation I was very shy person I felt high fever I went at home slept in my bed my name was not
susu at school after period they called me the bloody girl when I came our home I told my situation my aunt she told me and clarified ministration period I was using my old cloth instead of pads for low cost of our family. My mom was out around one year when she comes back I told my story about what had happened to me, she was very upset. When I finished my university I get started working humanitarian organization in Somalia the people who works organization was killing immediately that time A lot of people working humanitarian was killed including my father my mother told me to stop working humanitarian in 1992 after the war big drought has happened to Somalia million people have died for hungry was rescued by the whole world led by United states when assisted they killed the people who comes to the aid and helping our peoples. Said my mother. I sacrificed myself to the community I knew as long as I was honest I would win in any situation that we are.
I decided to created Nonprofit Organization that advocates women and girls and promoted of the women's rights and the advancement of girls' education, ending FMG and GBV. Distribution of Sanitary pads to schoolgirls to encourage and continue leaning. I was inspired by the creation of this NGO a lot of young girls need supporting and informing menstruation matters most our vulnerable community they can’t maintain hygiene and sanitation of menstruation matters less of cost; I enjoy it when we distribute to little girl’s sanitary pads because most of them they can’t buy it as I was before 24 years. now I am a mom have five children my oldest daughter is 13 years old I have informed already and clarified Menstruation period I said the period is gold for me and for you and all women worldwide, she would be happy to see it now.
Help your daughters show it its new forms of hygiene or cleansing itself like rubbing perfumes, bras, and what to do when it starts her menstrual cycle.