COVID-19: Puts a halt to everything but Menstruation.

Patience Nyange
Posted June 1, 2020 from Kenya

Happy Madaraka Day to all Kenyans!

As we think of the bloodshed by our forefathers so that we could attain self-governance, shall we also think about the blood shed by women globally each month and why this should be an important conversation for all of us.

“In times of crisis, the reproductive health and rights of women and girls are often neglected and worse, threatened. The COVID-19 pandemic can be regarded as an example of how much a crisis can negatively affect the reproductive health of women and girls.

On my blog post today, I have Raquel Daniels a teens coach and an advocate for girls rights sharing her experiences responding to Corona Virus pandemic in support of young women and girls in the internally displaced camps in Nigeria.

Here is the link to my blog post- https://www.patiencenyange.com/covid-19-puts-a-halt-to-everything-but-me...

#IAmChevening #MyCheveningJourney

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Jill Langhus
Jun 01
Jun 01

Hi Patience,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your informative post. Are you friends with the lovely Raquel? She does some amazing work. Great collaboration. Are you planning on collaborating more?

Hope you have a great week.

Patience Nyange
Jun 01
Jun 01

Dear Jill,

So good to hear from you. Yes, I met Raquel from this group and I love the initiative she has been carrying out in her country. I hope to collaborate more with many other women in this group. I am interested in sharing the amazing work we do here. By doing so, I am also giving a chance for many more people to access the amazing stories as told by women on this network.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog post.

Patience.

Jill Langhus
Jun 03
Jun 03

Awesome:-) Sounds like a great plan... so many amazing women in one community!

You're very welcome!

Kabahenda
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thanks again Patience for this informative and inspiring information. It is wonderful to see how women, and especially young women, are taking initiatives to help other women and girls in their communities.

It is this kind of public spirit and global initiative that will end the agony of young women with the problem of sanitary pads.

I encourage you to keep us updated because we get to know what is happening in other countries.

Great job.

Kabahenda
Jun 02
Jun 02

Hello Patience,

Thank you once again for your informative and inspiring post. It is wonderful to see how young women are taking initiatives to transform the lives of their fellow girls.
This is commendable and must be encouraged and supported. Keep up the good work.

Patience Nyange
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thank you Kabahenda.
Yes, as long as we can support one another, collectively, we can do so much. We all have a role to play.

Once again, thank you for always passing by.

Thank you.

Anita Shrestha
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thnk u for sharing

Patience Nyange
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thank you for sharing.

Hello, Patience,

So sweet of you for featuring our World Pulse sister Raquel on your blog and for spreading awareness of menstrual hygiene. Keep it up, dear!

Please stay safe always!

Patience Nyange
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear Karen,
Thank you for your kind message. Yes, I am glad that we can spread awareness of the kind of work we do.

Asante sana.

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hi Patience,
What good news to know and be able to see here the help girls are receiving from World Pulse sisters like you and Raquel. I love too that you have built such a great blogpost and are talking so openly about menstruation. All the best wishes for you in your important work!

Patience Nyange
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear Tamarack,
Thank you for your kind reply. Yes, there are many girls who are still not able to access sanitary pads and that affects their access to education. The more we talk about the situation openly, the more we will be able to help girls across the globe.

Raquel's article touched me. I was happy to highlight it as well as give an opportunity for more people to access the good stories published by women in World Pulse.

Thank you.

Thelma obani 2020
Jun 07
Jun 07

Nice collaboration. Thanks for sharing