ANIJIE GLOBAL FOUNDATION HAS SET A GOAL TO NORMALIZE MENSTRUATION BY 2030.
Although menstruation is a natural process that affects billions of women and girls worldwide, it is still surrounded by stigmas and misconceptions. Our organization believes access to affordable menstrual health products and safe care is crucial for achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender Equality, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).
Adolescent girls face setbacks during menstruation if they cannot afford sanitary products or practice proper hygiene. In Ghana, sanitary pads are considered luxury items and are taxed accordingly. Therefore, we are advocating #EndPeriodPoverty in our communities.
Our organization resonates deeply with this year’s theme, “Making Menstruation a Normal Fact of Life by 2030,” as we strive to create a more inclusive and equitable world while promoting the SDGs with a focus on Quality Education, Gender Equality, and Climate Action.
Anijie Global Foundation, an NGO in Ghana, and the ladies’ wing of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT-LAS) in Bono East Region are partnering to combat this issue and eradicate period poverty in Kintampo on May 26, 2023.
Our project aims to educate girls and boys on menstrual hygiene management and open dialogue to challenge the prevailing narratives. We will provide over 350 underprivileged school girls with free sanitary products to help them stay in school. We will advocate our voice on the #TaxFreePeriod campaign for the government to increase access to sanitary pads and reclassify them as untaxed essential products. Additionally, we will provide exercise books to promote quality education and educate them on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our goal is to make menstruation a normal part of life by 2030. Join us in our effort to keep these young girls in school and put a smile on their faces.