Safe Girl

Problem

Menstruation affects 10% of the SDGs.
Over 3.5m adolescent girls lack what to use during menstruation.
1 of 3 girls lack appropriate information about menstruation prior to their start, and some of these girls force themselves to attend school using unhealthy filthy materials to manage their periods

Women miss work and hence cannot provide for their families due to periods

Girls miss up to 48 days of school a year

There is a lack of accurate information about menstruation.

What we are doing

Safe Girl Initiative, a manufacturer of reusable sanitary pads, significantly improves the lives of our
customers and beneficiaries by providing an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and hygienic menstrual hygiene solution. Our reusable pads offer comfort and leak protection, ensuring girls and women can engage in daily activities without interruptions. By eliminating the need for single use products, we promote
environmental sustainability. Additionally, our initiative empowers women with access to menstrual hygiene products, fostering their dignity, health, and overall well-being. Through this approach, we contribute to breaking taboos around menstruation and enhancing gender equality in the communities we serve.

Employing people with disabilities, especially women, under the Safe Girl initiative is essential for promoting inclusivity and diversity creating a more equitable and accessible work environment, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment for all employees. Our team with speech and hearing impairments brings unique perspectives and talents, enriching the creativity and problem-solving capabilities. We are committed to social responsibility and equal opportunities, challenging societal stereotypes and
contributing to the broader goal of building a more inclusive and accepting society for people of all
abilities.

Started in 2018 with 2 women tailors producing 100 kits a month

To date we have 24 women at the Mpigi production site and these produce up to 50000 kits annually.

We recognise the significance of menstrual hygiene management in promoting the health and dignity of women and girls

We Started in 2018 with 2 women tailors producing 100 kits a month.
To date we have 24 women at the Mpigi production site and these produce up to 50000 kits annually.
We recognise the significance of menstrual hygiene management in promoting the health and dignity of women and girls

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Safe Girl Reusable pads

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Refugees in Rhino

People Impacted by Safe Girl in Rhino Refugee Camp.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads, menstrual training and empower marginalized communities with access to sustainable menstrual hygiene solutions, promoting women’s health, dignity, and social equity.
• Menstruation should never ashame, isolate or oppress any
woman or girl
• The safe girl kit comes in different sizes of small, medium and large with 2 reusable sanitary pads, a cotton knicker, a bar of mosquito repellent soap and a storage bag

School Outreaches

We carry out school outreaches to help raise awareness and educate the students about menstrual health, breaking taboos, and dispelling myths. The outreaches also facilitate open discussions, addressing concerns, and answering questions, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. Direct interactions with schools enables us to understand specific needs, tailoring solutions accordingly.
Outreaches also promote the distribution of reusable sanitary pads, ensuring accessibility and the school’s engagement builds trust, encouraging girls to adopt healthier practices, leading to enhanced well-being, reduced stigma, and sustainable menstrual hygiene management

Community Trainings in Reusable Pad Making.

We do carry out community outreaches to train people how to produce the Safe Girl Kit. The outreaches also facilitate open discussions, addressing concerns, and answering questions, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
Still, direct interactions with community members enable the Safe Girl to understand specific needs, tailoring solutions accordingly. outreaches also promote the distribution of reusable sanitary pads, ensuring accessibility. and the community engagement builds trust, encouraging women and girls to adopt healthier practices, leading to enhanced well- being, reduced stigma, and sustainable menstrual hygiene management.

First Period Experiences

In order for a young woman to thrive, we have to invest in her future.

Chandiru Mariam

 MY name is Chandiru Mariam.  After losing my father at 4 months of birth in a car accident, l was raised by a single mother

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Nabbosa Joan

My name is Nabbosa Joan from Nanyinzi . I am 24 years now, i live in a family of 5 but our father is deceased

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Nabagala Agnes

My name is Nabagala Agnes , I was born in 1997 and I have only one sister. My parents are still alive but my mum

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