COVID19 effects on Girls / Women in Uganda & Yofochm’s response
Menstruation periods in the pandemic did not stop, many of the girls and young women in the vulnerable communities we serve in Uganda are suffering with no provision and protection against the menstruation periods prompting many of them to engage into sexual behaviors to obtain these hygiene products.
It is unfortunate that no one is interested in giving a hand, and as per our country status on leadership, their priority is how 2021 general elections will be held. This is why we have setup a Covid19 response and support menstrual health and hygiene campaign targeting to raise 300 pieces of re-usable sanitary pads and 200 bars of soap to be donated to 300 vulnerable girls and young women of Namisambya parish in Kamuli District as a covid19 emergency response intervention.
After its success in Kamuli, our next stop shall be girls living in slums of Kampala District.
Since Covid19 outbreak, our strategy has been continued sensitization campaigns through conducting sexual reproductive health rights education (SRHR) and advocacy in our communities through exploring interpersonal communication, our social media channels and our online radio platform.
It is our sincere appeal to all people of good will to join us in advocating for safe periods and extending menstrual friendly facilities in homes to girls living in slums. Let’s all ensure that African women and girls have access to menstrual products, pads, soap and safe water.
For God & My Country!
Programs Manager, Youth for Charity Missions International (Yofochm)
P. O BOX 7881 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256392839977, Email: email@example.com