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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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The Pandemic’s Impact So Far

The Pandemic’s Impact So Far

Photo: Imprezza School in 'normal' times As the pandemic continues, here’s a brief update of what’s been happening within the communities we know and the partners we work with in Kenya, and the affect on our work.  With schools closed for so long and only recently...

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Eradicating Poverty 2020

Eradicating Poverty 2020

image: Brian Otieno The theme for the 2020 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is to work together to achieve social and environmental justice for all. Poverty is multidimensional, so many factors feed into it and our Power Of Pads project does not have...

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

The theme for this year’s International day of the Girl Child is 'My Voice, Our Equal Future” which focuses on girls' demands to have freedom from violence, improve their skill building and progress their potential to become leaders of their generation (UNICEF,...

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