Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, majorly Menstruation are integral and normal part of human life, indeed of human existence. Menstrual hygiene is a fundamental to the dignity and well being of women and girls and an important part of basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right. Globally, approximately 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is of reproductive age. Most of these women and girls will menstruate each month for between two to seven days.

In Uganda research from Reproductive Health Uganda indicated that 7 in 10 girls in rural schools do not attend schools because they lack pads and cannot control menstrual stigma at schools by boys and teachers. Furthermore, In Uganda, the subject of SRHR &menstruation, are taken as a taboo, and has many cultural attitudes associated to it, including the idea of menstruating girls and women being contaminated, “dirty” and “impure”, they cannot access reproductive health information.

They suffer in silence most especially from stigma, lack of services and facilities to help them cope up with the physical and psychological pains they undergo during their periods. Some of the problems they face are; early teenage pregnancies which results into child-marriages, lack of separate toilet facilities, no private space or wash rooms and inappropriate facilities to dispose of used pads, furthermore the high poverty at family levels makes it difficult for girls to have sanitary pads at the expense of an equivalent day’s meal. In 2021, Youth Chaperon Uganda partnered with other youth led organization carried out this campaign to ensure that girls and young women are able to have their periods in dignity Post COVID19