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#MenstruationMatters: The Role Good Menstrual Hygiene Management Plays in the 2030 Agenda

It’s a movement! #menstruationmatters (Photo: Girl Up Uganda participant making her first reusable sanitary pad during a puberty and menstruation training session) The subject for this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day was ‘menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere’, which highlights the inclusive and comprehensive methodology that is essential to address global menstruation challenges and scale up innovative solutions. Menstruation is not only a girl and women’s issue. Menstruation matters to young boys and men; it matters in every aspect of life; it matters to equality; and it is an issue of consideration for all. As we wrote in our recent post on notable quotes from the Women Deliver Confer

Why I Donated to Girl Up Uganda for my Wedding

In April 2016, I married my soul mate and life partner. A wedding is an incredibly symbolic day when you gather your community to stand witness to your commitment to one another. A spiritual leader holds a ceremony that bonds and blesses your love and your life journey. It was in this spirit that my partner and I decided to enter this occasion mindful of the power of giving - not only to each other, but to those around the world who do not have the privilege to access the same freedom and rights as we have. Weddings are stressful and exciting and they are really all about you and your partner which is part of what makes them so special, but it is also very easy to get caught up in the day-to

 
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