In this episode, Good Neighbours UK speaks to school teachers and female students in Uganda to find out why it is important to support girls overcome challenges associated with menstruation, which are often exacerbated by poverty, community stigma and taboos. During this 30 min podcast, we'll try to answer questions such as:
What does it mean to be a girl in Uganda with no recourse to basic hygiene and menstrual products? How does period poverty impact on girls' education in the long-term? How can parents, teachers and community leaders support female students to successfully manage their menstrual health without feelings of shame, isolation and embarrassment? Who are the Mother Mentors and why are they so important?