1st October 2018 was yet a great opportunity for us to interact with the communities that we serve. Like I shared some time back, we are working to Break the silence, make period normal for girls” in Uganda.
Our visit to the schools was a clear testimony that boys were now more aware that periods are normal for girls, and they are more supportive than before. What next? wow, this was a great moment, parents acknowledge that discussing issues to do with sexuality and menstruation is helpful if we are to keep girls in school.
Male parents on board was an extraordinary initiative as they were in position to understand that this is not only an issue to do with girls and women but fathers too since they control the financial resources needed to procure sanitary materials. Our next move is to organize more meetings targeting men as partners in breaking the silence and making period normal for girls.
As we all know there is a low turn up of men in community meetings and yet we need to have these men on board. In case you have ideas that can help us mobilize men, please share.