Menstruation Shouts

Exploring the menstrual experiences influenced by the COVID19 pandemic in disadvantaged communities in Egypt and Kenya

The project aimed at collecting information about the menstrual health experiences and challenges of menstruating healthcare workers presenting in the frontline of the COVID-19 response and the adolescent girls who are/were affected by the stay-at-home measures implicated by the COVID-19 response in Egypt and Kenya.

Menstruation Shouts Counter
Lessons learned
  • The semi-structured interviews and digital storytelling videos provided an opportunity for participants to reflect on the surrounding situation around their menstruation at the workplace.
  • It created an environment where misconceptions could be shared and explored freely.
  • The participants found it as an opportunity to break the silence with their colleagues from other genders.
  • The project inspired both teams to apply for new grants to continue their efforts on the ground and to offer sustainable solutions and build upon this successful collaboration by establishing a long-term partnership in which different projects and research can be co-implemented.
My name is Kate
My name is Kate – a midwife who lives and works in Machakos County in Kenya

Requesting more funds to cover the menstrual needs.

My name is Dape
My name is Dape – a Public Health officer in Machakos County in Kenya

Urging the ministry of health and civic organisations to pay attention to menstrual needs and not limit the distribution of pads.

My name is Hend
My name is Hend - head of a nursing department in Egypt

Voicing the need for menstrual health policies for female healthcare workers.

My name is Sarah
My name is Sarah – a medical doctor at a big public hospital in Giza, Egypt

Calling for access to clean and private toilets, free menstrual products & menstruation training for all healthcare workers.

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