Across the spectrum of population affected by poor sanitation facilities, women and girls are often more adversely and disproportionately affected. They face a loss of personal dignity and are at a safety risk because of a lack of access to sanitation facilities.
The Wellbeing Foundation will on Friday 28th May celebrate two years of creative activism for menstrual rights and SRHR. The celebrations will have the Foundation hold a fundraising fashion show known as the Menstrual Shebang Fashion Show at MoTIV 7k Old Port Bell Road. The aim of the fashion show will be to promote Menstrual Health in the country.
The show apart from promoting menstrual health will also celebrate the fact that one of it’s aims is to build a bridge between the worlds of stories of the girls/Women that the foundation works with and the world of corporate companies, artistes, leader and civic world.
The Menstrual Shebang Fashion Show will raise funds towards the menstrual station situated in Kisenyi and on top of that, the show is intended to create a movement of period proud and period supportive people in Uganda. The Menstrual Station in Kisenyi operates a health hub and a creative space where free menstrual material, running water, washrooms and the opportunity to sewing classes, dance classes, health education, game events and art gatherings offered to the young people in the Kisenyi slums.
“The show is inspired by the fight for equal enjoyment of participation in day to day life and rights. The show is meant to start the conversation around period shame, give a platform to creative to use their crafts to communicate issues that matter like this one and also create a movement of period proud and period positive men and women,” says Shyaka Lwanyaanga Farid founder of The Wellbeing Foundation.