The Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Project is completely focused on the reality of the society that intends to empower. That depends on the many taboos that still have a big importance in the rural society and that lead girls to leave school at a very young age: UNICEF estimates that girls lack classes between 4 up to 5 days during menstruation and one girl in ten quits school. Due this, its frequent to young girl to get pregnant and be married at a very young age, estimations from The Tanzanian Demographic Health Survey say that in Tanzania pregnancy has increased from 23% in 2010 to 27%in 2016 and that 4 out of 10 girls are married before their 18th birthday.
The practical solutions that our project offers are:
- Awareness building and knowledge improvement
- Peer to peer approach
- Distribution of reusable sanitary pads.
We are also planning to add some mass media contents in order to activate the community mobilization that is necessary to come out from social taboos and myths.
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