It’s alarming that close to 4000 school girls impregnated in Kenya during the Covid-19 lock down. The well being of thousands of girls in Kenya is endangered as numbers of teenage pregnancy, physical and sexual violence increase during this Covid-19 period. Restrictions on movement have made it hard for girls and young women to access health information and services.Period poverty is a silent issue in a girl’s life. Unfortunately, many girls may not resume schools when schools will be re-opening due to teenage pregnancy. At the most basic level, both girls and boys need to receive sex education to make healthy choices about their physical relationships. They need to be educated on self-esteem, setting sexual boundaries, and how to effectively use contraception.
In regard to this, Ntoyie Africa will be holding a campaign “No girl should trade sex for sanitary products” on September 2020. This will involve sex education and donation of sanitary pads in Kajiado County, Kenya. If you wish to help or donate get in touch with us.
Let’s End Period Poverty!