It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating Hellen, Mary, Patricia, and Suzan from our Menstrual Health team in Kaberamaido, Uganda. They work in rural communities to train and educate young women and girls on menstrual health management.
Their favorite memory of their work: “Interacting with girls from remote villages is always a memorable moment. The knowledge we share with them helps them to improve their personal lives.”
Their biggest achievement: “seeing the positive impact of our menstrual health training in the communities we visit and the change it brings to the lives of the girls is very satisfying. Although travelling long distances into the remote villages is tiring, we also know it is necessary.”
If they had one wish, they would: “wish to see women be more empowered and self-sustaining. Happy Women’s Day to all of the great women of the world!”
This year’s IWD theme, “Choose to Challenge”, brings light to the women who are challenging the status quo in their communities, as well as the global actions still needed for equality. This year, we are highlighting the fearless women who help make our work on the ground possible. Our global work would not be possible without fearless women like our Menstrual Health team. This International Women’s Day, we encourage you to join us and celebrate the fearless women in your lives.
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