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A session about ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and Sex Education’ was conducted in months April and May 2017. The session was carried out purposely for school students in the three respective targeted schools in Mubende, Uganda, which consisted of 396 girls and 305 boys totaling to 701 students in number.
This time, we tried as much as possible to increase on the number of students participating in the sessions. In the session of MHM, students gained the basic knowledge of menstruation and menstrual cycle, as well as the practical skills such as how to handle menstruation periods, etc. In the session of Sex education, students understood the biological differences between male and female, and how to protect them from sexual violence and harassment etc.
This time around, we also managed to involve as many school boys as possible so as to reach the goal of making them understand about these topics. For example, menstruation and sex violence are not only girls’ problems but also boys are related as we explained in the earlier reports. Furthermore, the sessions are aimed at boys realizing their roles and responsibilities i.e., they should prevent themselves from being perpetrator on sex violence which in the long run could help to protect girls.
Adolescents excited to list the forms of sexual abuse;with Facilitator Florence pointing at one of them at Kibalinga Primary School
Pupils giving recommendations on what can be done to promote MHM
at Kibalinga Primary School
There are students’ voices after the sessions.
‘I used to think menstruation is only a girls’ problem but after getting these sessions, I understood that we the boys are also concerned and can do something to help them’
‘Those sessions are very interesting. I understood how to manage in case I or my friends face sex violence’
The report can be reviewed below,
*This project is supported by Lush Japan Co., Ltd.
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