What else for refugee girls who sell out food ration to acquire sanitary pads?

Refugee girls receiving health service at Ofua settlement in Rhino Camp. Picture By Robert Ariaka. 16 September 2019

Challenges in accessing menstrual pads for girls in refugee schools across the country (Uganda), is immensely contributing to girls’ dropout of School. In Ofua Zone in Rhino camp settlement, this has forced girls to boycott attending classes while those who tolerate have to sell their monthly food ration to procure the pads. Others chose to remain home to ensure their menstruation ends before resuming school for lesion.

During the 2016 campaign, political leaders have made pledges for availing the pads to improve girls’ health in schools, but since then none of the pledges have been met yet.

Robert Ariaka our reporter from Arua followed this story. Listen here