In response to Rotary International's Women Empowerment Initiative the Rotary Club of Lantzville, along with Nanaimo Interact Club partnered with the Rotaract Club of New Haven to bring awareness to a gendered inequality.
Concept Note: World Menstrual Hygiene and Health Management Day (MHM) 2022 Commemoration
Roughly 800 million women and girls around the world have their period every day. However, in marry places, taboos associated with menstruation, combined with an overall culture of silence around the topic, limit the ability of women and girls to fully and equally participate in societal activities, thus undermining their overall social status and self-esteem and putting their health at risk Globally, lack of accessible and affordable sanitary-ware has been known to have far reaching implications on the social, psychological and physical health of teenage girls and young women. In fact, lack of sanitary pads has been proven to be a major determinant in achieving gender parity globally. In Nigeria, provision of sanitary wares and information on reproductive health is concentrated only in major city and less on the other affluent and emerging towns like rural communities and urban slums. Thus there is need for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) intervention in these set-ups and also in informal urban set-ups.
In commemoration of the Menstrual Hygiene Day2022 with the Theme: Time for Action: Girls at the Center, We at 'Rotaract club of New Heaven CB Enugu D9142 Partnership with Town Crier Initiative Africa, WASH for Impact and Development, Global Health Awareness Research Foundation, The Student Union Government, Enugu State College of Education Technical, Pan African Women and Rotaract Club of Enugu State University of Science and Technology College of Medicine D9142 are organizing a one day Conference tagged Girls at the Centre, Making A Case For Her . Other activities includes how to make Reusable Pads and distribution of pads and sensitization campaign in two school of Persons Roth Special Needs (PWDs) tagged Project Pad 1000 ads.
Project Activities
1. 27th – 29th April 2022 workshop on how to make reusable pads and sensitization of students in two selected schools of PWDs in Enugu State and distribution of pads to them namely
  • Abakpa     27th April 2022
  • Oji-River 29th April, 2022
2. 3rd June 2022 Menstrual Hygiene Management Conference: Theme Girls at the Centre. Time for Action. 'This is a one day activity aimed at bringing stakeholders, beneficiaries and policy makers together. Five (5) Girls selected from the eleven (11) post primary schools in Enugu will share ideas on how they manage their monthly period in their schools and how it has affected them. This will be followed by a panel discussion during which each of the representatives from Ministries of Gender Affairs and Social Development, Health, Education, Water Resources and other stakeholders will focus on what their roles will be in solving the problems raised by the girls This will include how to solve the challenges faced by girls during their monthly menstrual hygiene management in their schools. During the Conference there will be display reusable pads and with drama and spoken words as side attractions