It’s Time for Action
The Advocacy focus area seeks to prevent and reduce teenage pregnancies and enhance menstrual hygiene management. This is achieved through supplying girls with menstrual hygiene materials. The focus area aims to reduce the sex for pads menace, which leaves the girls exposed to diseases and deprives them of their innocence at a tender age. Menstrual Hygiene Management trainings and sessions are also carried out by the focus area to empower the girls. On 28th August 2020, Echo Network Africa in collaboration with The Bold Phase Initiative, Nivalishe Pad Initiative, Youth For Health, Women For Women, Girls Health ED and Maisha Youth distributed 100 ENA dada packs to vulnerable girls. This activity was done in Kinayango, Eastleigh at California Hall and targeted 100 girls. The girls were also taken through sessions on menstrual education to enhance their menstrual hygiene management. This deliberate process was informed hugely by the struggles the adolescent girls in the area are suffering especially now during this Covid period.