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Patricia Nkem Innocent, UNWomen(UK) CSW68 Delegate launches Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual Health initiative for African Girl child

Patricia Nkem Innocent, UNWomen(UK) CSW68 Delegate launches Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual Health initiative for African Girl child

Health and well-being, Quality Education, and Gender Equality are Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, and 5. These are goals I am most passionate about at the moment and feel I could act on (or contribute to) from my little corner of the world.

However, with inflation being a common decimal in most parts of the world currently, and coupled with the weakening of the Nigerian Naira, the total focus seems to be on food poverty with little or no regard for the cost of female sanitary products, in Nigeria. Due to the high cost of these products, young girls and older women now resort to the use of rags and other unsanitary materials as pads during menstruation.

As an individual equipped with a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Promotion, I fear this would bring about a wave of illnesses and diseases in the future, hence this initiative. This initiative is born out of my passion for supporting and educating young girls on personal hygiene (especially during menstruation) and sexual health.

With the International Women’s Day 2024 theme being ‘Inspire Inclusion’ and the United Nations theme being ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress,’ what better way to celebrate than to give back to our young girls

Today, two hundred and twenty-seven (227) girls in different parts of Nigeria including Warri, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, received free pads that would sustain them for a minimum of three to four months through the ‘This is Nature Center Period’ campaign. This is my way of including and investing in girls. This is making a real difference in their lives and relieving a significant burden on their families.

The hope is to do more, and for everyone to be a part of this campaign. But the dream is to have a country where girls don’t buy pads, just like in Scotland and some other countries in the world.

Patricia Nkem Innocent, UNWomen(UK) CSW68 Delegate launches Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual Health initiative for African Girl child

Patricia Nkem Innocent, UNWomen(UK) CSW68 Delegate launches Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual Health initiative for African Girl child

Patricia Nkem Innocent, UNWomen(UK) CSW68 Delegate launches Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual Health initiative for African Girl child

Patricia Nkem Innocent, UNWomen(UK) CSW68 Delegate launches Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual Health initiative for African Girl child

Patricia Nkem Innocent, UNWomen(UK) CSW68 Delegate launches Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual Health initiative for African Girl child

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