My Body My Pride: Menstrual Hygiene Management for Adolescent Girls.

Despite the significant impact of menstrual hygiene on the health, education, and overall well-being of individuals, a considerable number of women and girls around the world continue to face challenges associated with poor menstrual hygiene management. Limited access to affordable and hygienic menstrual products, inadequate sanitation facilities, pervasive social stigma, and a lack of comprehensive education, contributes to a range of negative consequences, including increased health risks, missed educational and economic opportunities, and compromised mental well-being. Addressing these challenges through a targeted and holistic menstrual hygiene management program is imperative to empower individuals, promote gender equality, and foster healthier and more inclusive communities.

Demonstration on how to use a pad during Menstruation

At CADEF, we believe in nurturing the potential of every girl, and that includes ensuring their health, dignity, and education. Access to proper menstrual hygiene is a fundamental right, yet many young girls face challenges due to a lack of information and resources. In partnership with local communities, CADEF has been working to change this narrative. Introducing our impactful program: “My Boby My Pride”: An Initiative to Improve Menstrual Hygiene Management Practices Amongst Adolescent Girls In The Slum Communities In Limbe Municipality”

Over the past weeks, we’ve been working to empower and educate young girls in three marginalized communities in Limbe – Dogyard, Middle-Farms, and Limbe Camp. Menstrual hygiene is not just about health; it’s about dignity, confidence, and the right to education.

Through the My Body My Pride Program which involves interactive workshops, informative sessions, and the distribution of menstrual hygiene kits, we’ve equipped these young girls with the knowledge and tools they need for a healthier and more confident menstrual experience.

Our journey doesn’t end here. We’re committed to continuing this essential work, supporting these girls as they navigate adolescence with dignity and confidence. Join us in celebrating their journey towards empowerment and improved well-being.