[PHOTOS] Young men, girls in Nakuru sensitised on menstrual health

Young men were also sensitised on how to raise awareness against period stigma.

In Summary

• The group raised awareness on issues related to periods.

GEM designer Tyler Donohue l, Heels4Pads founders Monicah Muhoya, Angela Wambui & Angela Waweru, gender enthusiasts Teresa Aloo, Winnie Makokha & Winnie Nyabenge, Apollo Tours PR and marketing Agnes Wamai and Rubycup ambassador Vanessa Kivugale pose for a photo
GEM designer Tyler Donohue l, Heels4Pads founders Monicah Muhoya, Angela Wambui & Angela Waweru, gender enthusiasts Teresa Aloo, Winnie Makokha & Winnie Nyabenge, Apollo Tours PR and marketing Agnes Wamai and Rubycup ambassador Vanessa Kivugale pose for a photo
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Menstrual advocates on Saturday trained young men and girls on menstrual health in a workshop held in Nakuru County.

The workshop whose theme was ‘making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030’equiped the young men and girls with skills to engage in and lessons about menstruation, the cycle, and female health in efforts to ensure they play their role in offering support.

The menstrual advocates from Heels4Pads, Unlearn Innovation Hub and Globally Engaged Men (GEM) workshop was held at Kwa Rhonda slum, Nakuru which is one of the largest sprawling slums in the county, with many cases of teen pregnancies, heightened vulnerabilities, crime, GBV, poverty affecting mostly out of school girls, before then the advocates conducted series of health awareness interviews with the men along nakuru Nairobi Highway.

GEM designer Tyler Donohue engage young men during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
GEM designer Tyler Donohue engage young men during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The group raised awareness on issues related to periods.

In addition to the training, the group reached over 500 teen moms, girls plus men with dignity kits mobilised from the community for the menstrual education forums.

The beneficiaries were empowered with knowledge to better manage periods, improve hygiene to inform on their sexual reproductive rights, and reduce stigma.

Men were also sensitised on how to raise awareness against period stigma.

Heels4Pads founder Monicah Muhoya distributes diapers to mothers during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
Heels4Pads founder Monicah Muhoya distributes diapers to mothers during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Heels4Pads co- founder Angela Waweru giving talk during the session on May 28, 2022.
Heels4Pads co- founder Angela Waweru giving talk during the session on May 28, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Gender enthusiast Winnie Nyabenge engage with young men during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
Gender enthusiast Winnie Nyabenge engage with young men during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
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Heels4Pads founder Monicah Muhoya interacts with PSV driver during the tour on May 28, 2022.
Heels4Pads founder Monicah Muhoya interacts with PSV driver during the tour on May 28, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Gender enthusiast Teresa Aloo engage young men in games during the session on May 28, 2022.
Gender enthusiast Teresa Aloo engage young men in games during the session on May 28, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Gender enthusiast Winnie Makokha educates girls during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
Gender enthusiast Winnie Makokha educates girls during the workshop on May 28, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
OCTRE legal director Njeri Kagia distributes diapers to mother who attended the workshop on May 28, 2022.
OCTRE legal director Njeri Kagia distributes diapers to mother who attended the workshop on May 28, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The advocates also distributed some essentials to the young moms among them diapers, sanitary towels and soaps. 

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