BRIDGING THE GAPS CAUSED BY DISPLACEMENT
HOW SEENAA & SABBOONTU ARE DESTIGMATIZING MENSTRUATION
"During menstruation, I used to miss classes for at least a week because there was no safe place to change a sanitary pad in our school." - Seenaa, 16
In Ethiopia, many girls are forced to miss school during their periods because of stigma associated with menstruation and a lack of access to the products they need. When Seenaa and Sabboontu joined a Girls’ Club at their school, the two girls found a space where they were able to talk openly about reproductive health with other young people and learn how to sew reusable menstrual pads. Read more about how Seenaa and Sabboontu are sharing their knowledge to destigmatize attitudes about menstruation in the full article below."
HOW DZIDZORNU IS CLAIMING HER CONFIDENCE
A few years ago, the thought of standing in front of a group of her peers would have made Dzidzornu, 17, cringe. Her shyness and low self-esteem made it difficult for her to make friends, engage in the classroom, or even respond to questions from her teacher or parents. But through the support of a Right To Play-organised Junior Leaders club in Ghana, Dzidzornu has come out of her shell, claimed her confidence, and become an influential leader among her peers.
Resisting early marriage: How Felda returned to school and became a leader
Mozambique has one of the highest rates of child marriage globally. Almost 48% of girls will get married before they turn 18 years old. Many of these girls drop out of school and never go back. But, with the support of a Right To Play-organized Girls' Club, Felda was able to come back to school after an early marriage and become a leader.
How Peter Went Back to Learning
Peter couldn’t afford a school that could accommodate his disabilities. That meant he wasn’t going to school at all. Thanks to the help of the Right To Play-trained school inclusion committee, Peter is back in class, learning and playing with his peers.
How Belise is Paying it Forward
“It was not easy for my parents to accept what had happened.”
The Confidence to Learn: Victoria’s Story
Victoria dreams of being a doctor. Victoria knows that to achieve her dream, she has to do well in school. In the past, girls and boys at her school often didn't mix, and girls’ participation in class wasn’t valued.
How Madiha Is Standing Strong for Girls
Madiha grew up in Thatta in Sindh province, one of the most conservative areas of Pakistan, where girls are strongly discouraged from pursuing life outside their homes. Madiha refused to let tradition tell her what she, or any other girl, could or couldn’t do.
Brighter than Gold: Balla’s Story
Balla, 12, worked in Mali's most dangerous gold mines. Today, she is back in class, excelling in mathematics and French, and wants to go to medical school. This is her journey.
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