"Establishing a new agenda for menstrual advocacy through digital ethics by young feminists."
Twekonyere Foundation Uganda is a registered indigenous NGO based in Hoima district where Patricia Kajumba is the executive director. It is a rural-based organization that provides complete menstrual health services to girls and women. Its work rotates around four pillars which are improving access to hygienic menstrual products, sharing accurate information about MHH and building period stigma-free communities, and safe and hygienic disposal. In Patricia's view, Menstrual Health digital ethics are critical because they can be used in online advocacy to reshape and redefine how people think about menstruation. This will leave a lasting impact on society.
Global Learning for Sustainability is a girl and young women youth-led organization premised on addressing challenges that affect girls' education, health, and climate action through Diversity and Inclusion strategies. It was founded by Harriet Karen Mukajambo, a young activist and liberal feminist by training. She is also a TuWezeshe Akina Dada fellow under Akina Mama wa Afrika, 2018 feminist leadership development and mentoring programme. Harriet believes that there can be no gender equality while girls and young women have no access to menstrual health. It is sensitive because it affects girls’ access to education and liberty.
One Growth Afrika is a social enterprise unlocking the potential of Young Persons with disabilities in the areas of innovation, policy analysis, leadership development, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). It was founded by Stella Maris Kizza who is also the head of programs and impact strategy. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, gender mainstreaming, and disability rights. Stella has trained women, adolescent girls, and medical workers in Sexual Reproductive Health Rights topics especially contraceptive use, menstrual health, and body autonomy. She is an alumna of several feminist advocacy programs, including Feminist Leadership Capacity Building through the African Leadership Institute.
Together Alive Health Initiative is a Non-Government Organization that focuses on young girls’ access to Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights. Victoria Nattabi is the Programs and Advocacy Associate at Together Alive Health Initiative. She is also the president of Rotaract Club of Makerere University - an affiliate club of Rotary. Victoria has volunteered as a girl child ambassador working with the office of the Ambassador of Women and Girls in Uganda. She believes that menstrual health is the primary problem affecting teenage girls on the continent, and that addressing it is addressing early pregnancies, child marriages, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Youth Chaperon Uganda is a Ugandan youth-led organization focusing on inspiring, empowering, and supporting young people to transform into concerned citizens as well as advocating for their rights in the usage of technology. The organization creates safe spaces for adolescents, girls, and young women to learn and explore their potential. Youth Chaperon is founded by Mutesi Miriam who is a human rights advocate, research expert, and feminist. She believes menstrual health and digital ethics are very significant. This is because every girl or woman should be able to have her period in a dignified manner, even in the digital world.
Joweri Namulondo is a young African feminist and development professional. She has years of experience working with adolescents, youth, and women in the field of sexual and reproductive health and justice. She is certified as a Gender Change Maker by the Digital Frontiers Institute, University of Pretoria. At Irise Institute East Africa, a regional women's rights organization championing menstrual justice in East Africa, Joweri heads the Leadership Development thematic program area.
Girls Must Uganda is a youth-led feminist movement of young women leaders using modern storytelling techniques to bridge the confidence gap, challenge negative cultural beliefs such as child marriage, harmful sexual practices, and overcome social constraints and empower African girls and young women to become effective leaders and change-makers in their communities. It is headed by Ms. Tukahirwa Maurine, a universal SRHR-HIV advocate and a Young Feminist Leader who sits on the committee of the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment cluster. She believes that it is necessary to increase access to information and digital safety on menstrual health.
Daisy Frieda Arutun is the founder of the Visionary Lady Foundation. This is a feminist organization that provides training to schools and communities on Menstrual Health Management by setting up clubs in schools to assist girls. This has equipped girls with accurate knowledge and information about menstrual health. This has enabled them to make the right decisions about their lives and prolong their stay at school. She also believes that ignorance of menstrual health can cause a lot of health risks such as reproductive and urinary tract infections that may negatively impact lives.
Children's Hope Foundation is led by Asizu Georgina, a human rights activist. She is also an alumna of YALI Regional leadership East African camp 2022 and volunteered for Girls for Girls (G4G) Uganda to start 3 cohorts for the Girls Mentorship Program. Asizu is very passionate about advancing gender equality and social justice, hence her special interest in making the world a better place. She believes that positive menstrual health plays a fundamental role in enabling women to realize their full potential. Its promotion is imperative for safeguarding women’s dignity and integrity.
3Ps Business Professionals is an organization for people with disabilities in business. It promotes self-employment for girls and women with disabilities through entrepreneurship. The organization makes hygiene products for women and girls. It was founded by Nakandi Peninah who believes that without menstrual health girls and women with disabilities can't enjoy their rights.