Globally, the vast majority of young girls around the world experience their first menstrual periods without truly understanding what they are, why they happen and how to deal with them. In the rural schools and villages of Uganda, talking about menstruation is taboo. This leads to many persistent misconceptions.
JESE established a Menstrual Hygiene Program with a major goal as to enter into a broader cultural conversation about menstruation to improve how it's viewed and managed among young girls in the local communities
JESE calls upon all development partners to support this Menstrual Hygiene Management program through budget allocation.