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Sanitary Pad Initiatives in Kenya

A lot of good will has gone towards the plight of the adolescent girl in Kenya. Individual and group efforts have gone towards the provision of sanitary pads to girls in the most affected areas in Kenya. However, they work in isolation and center...

The Pad Between: The Link to Girls Access to Education

Up to 80% of girls in Kenya who join primary school do not complete primary education. One of the reasons for this is the lack of access to sanitary pads. This is cited as the biggest contributing factor to girls dropping out of school and a major...

A Stitch in Time?

Over four hundred and eighty thousand students in public primary schools across the country have benefited from the free sanitary towel distribution program since last year. The initiative which is meant to curb girls absenteeism in schools has so...

Reactions to the Period of Shame

After it was aired, the "Period of Shame" feature elicited reactions from all over. Countless conversations began on social media, putting the area MP on the spot. The government confirms that Marigat district is yet to benefit from the ministry...

Period of Shame

This feature was aired on Citizen TV showing the plight of young girls who hide away when it is that period of the month. The amount allocated for provision of free sanitary towels was slashed by 99 million shillings in the financial year...