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World Population Day 2021

World Population Day 2021

As we acknowledge World Population Day we can see that the pandemic is playing a huge part in severely affecting healthcare systems around the world. This is having an impact particularly on women and their access to sexual and reproductive heath services. It has also...

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World Health Day

World Health Day

This year for World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is campaigning to ‘bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world’. It’s acknowledged that our world is an unequal one, which is not only unfair: it is preventable. The pandemic has seen...

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World Water Day 2021

World Water Day 2021

What does water mean to you? Just imagine you are a girl or woman in rural Kenya and you have no or limited access to water and you are on your period. The risk of infection and disease by inadequate bathroom and water, sanitation and hygiene facilities is really high...

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International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! A time to celebrate being a woman, and all the challenges that we face. Being a woman often means dealing with a period which many of us know is not always easy. However imagine dealing with a period without any menstruation products....

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World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

On World Day of Social Justice, 20th February 2021, let us think about how we can all help girls and women in Kenya reach their highest potential and change general perceptions of what girls can achieve.  The United Nations recognise the unique position of girls being...

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International Day of Education

International Day of Education

2020 was a year like no other. According to the UN 1.6 billion students across 190 countries have been affected by school closures due to the pandemic. Kenya is no different and schools were closed, some have now reopened in a limited way and the government is...

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Human Rights Day 2020

Human Rights Day 2020

This year’s Human Rights Day focuses on our recovery from the pandemic and how human rights must be at the centre of our post Covid world. It was reassuring to see that most of the measures outlined by the UN to close inequality gaps and advance human rights are all...

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Well Done Scotland!

Well Done Scotland!

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free for all. Local authorities in Scotland now have a legal duty to ensure that period products are available to ‘anyone who needs them’. This is even more important now during the pandemic...

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It’s World Toilet Day!

It’s World Toilet Day!

It’s estimated that one in ten girls in Africa miss school during their period from lack of access to toilets and washrooms and as we know sanitary products. We estimate that this figure is much higher in poor rural areas with the vast majority of schools having no...

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