Standing in the gap, giving a voice to learners in rural Kenya.
Through our Advocacy program we build conversation through our networks around the issues that affect the child in rural Kenya.
Our Advocacy program provides a platform that amplifies the voice of the rural school child and especially gives Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) supporters the stage to advocate for change through policy and legislation as well as sensitize the society on Menstrual Hygiene Management.
End Period Poverty, Eliminate Stigma!
The more we talk about menstruation, the more it is normalized and the less the stigma.
We believe that an integrated approach to MHM is key to ending period poverty as well as eliminating stigma. Education about menstruation should not be limited to the girl child but also to their male peers, parents, teachers and the whole community surrounding them.
This kind of education is a key contribution to end the stigma surrounding menstruation helping the girl-child live up to their full potential.
Menstrual Matters Walk (MMWalk)
It’s time to take action to give girls a fair chance.
Over the years, Young Jewels has been on the forefront of Menstrual Hygiene Advocacy through our Annual Menstrual Matters Walk event.
Every year we organize a walk joined by our supporters around Nairobi to sensitize the public on menstrual matters and on the struggles faced by school girls in rural Kenya in accessing proper menstrual hygiene education, products and support.