I was excited to be nominated by Irise Institute East Africa to participate in the Campaign on Digital technology for menstrual health sustainability.
Our meet-up as campaigners was on 21st January 2023 at Smokey’s Restaurant and Lounge. During lunch, Ms. Patricia Humura oriented us about the organisation, PEA, and the digital technologies for the menstrual health sustainability campaign. Later on, Ms. Patricia discussed the four major Principles of Ethics;
1. The first ethical principle is Autonomy and it focuses on respecting an individual’s freedom of choice.
2. The principle of Beneficence, calls for individuals to do what is beneficial to others.
3. The third principle, Non – Maleficence, points to safety application for others and administering their interests. The principle urges users to be considerate while using online tools, and refrain from disinformation and misinformation regarding menstrual health advocacy.
4. The Fourth principle of Justice cautions individuals to ensure that technology is a fair place for everyone.
The second day of the campaign was characterized by an interactive session on the 17 feminist principles of the internet; we shared educative views from the facilitator and campaigners. My key takeaway for me from this session is that as a young feminist, I ought to embrace the principles as guiding tools in my digital menstrual health work.
We embarked on a virtual session on the third day of the campaign with a two-hour zoom session on digital safety, facilitated by Isabella Akiteng.
I look forward to our([continuous) campaign discussions via the PEA hub.