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Digital Technology for Menstrual Health Sustainability

I was excited to be nominated by Irise Institute East Africa to participate in the Campaign on Digital technology for menstrual health sustainability.

Daisy Arutun · Visionary Lady Foundation
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The event began with a meetup with the campaigners in Kampala, Uganda and brought together eleven young women feminists who are passionate about period equality. The campaign is supported by Association for Progressive Communication (APC) through Women of Uganda Network (Wougnet).

I feel privileged to be among the first young female feminists to participate in the launch of this campaign. The integration of menstrual Health and Digital Technology into this campaign, sets an unprecedented aspect in advocacy, and from the beginning of the event, one could anticipate a lucrative experience.

The event kicked off with a networking session of (young women) Menstrual Health Advocates and mentors like Ms. Bagala Lillian, a board member. In her speech, Ms. Lillian commended the young women leaders for joining the period hub and expressed optimism that the use of technology to promote menstrual health would create long-term solutions to the current global problems.

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Digital ethics - event kicked off with a networking session of (young women) Menstrual Health Advocates and mentors like Ms. Bagala Lillian, a board member. In her speech, Ms. Lillian commended the young women leaders for joining the period hub and expressed optimism that the use of technology to promote menstrual health would create long-term solutions to the current global problems.

Beneficence - is doing what benefits others and “doing no harm and justice”. On Day two, we discussed Digital Feminist principles and Day three saw the participants engage in understanding Digital Security. I feel armed with the right tools to execute my advocacy work through Digital Technology for Menstrual Health Sustainability.

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