Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)/Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day. This day raises awareness of [lack of] menstrual hygiene practices around the world in girls, women, trans men and non-binary people.
At Girl Up, we hold a workshop annually with both boys and girls on the importance of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). We also hold a pad drive and donate dignity kits to targeted communities.
As the world population connected to the internet increases so must the understanding of human rights being translated offline to digital realm. Girls are trained in computer and internet literacy (but not limited to), online sexual harassment, cyberbullying, data protection and privacy. Every year Girl Up Vine Club Sierra Leone commemorates International Day of Girls in ICT (last Thursday in April) by training 50-75 adolescent girls in digital rights and ICT.
Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
Girls are trained in SGBV issues such as forced and early marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), domestic violence and rape. Additionally they are also talked to about safe sex and consent and peer pressure.