Month: September 2016

Make Menstrual Products Free!

During my attendance at this year CSW conference, I had an opportunity to attend one of the most exciting trainings on how to make access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. We were told on how the Days for Girls International was started, and it was such an inspiration. We all […]

Good Practice of Rwanda’s Menstrual Hygiene program

It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon of July 12th 2016, after nearly a week of attending AU Summit and GIMAC in Kigali Rwanda. I was one among 20 delegates from YWCA Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda. We had a privilege to visit YWCA Rwanda’s office and the projects […]

Faith On The Fast Track

The 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa was an inspiring and eye opening experience for me in terms of what it means to be HIV+ in today’s society and what the future may hold in this area. I attended the Interfaith Pre-Conference as well as the main conference […]

AIDS 2016 Access Equity Rights Now!

My journey to Durban was a long and hectic one after being denied visas to the beautiful land of South Africa in the name of insecurity despite the fact that I would be under a group of very powerful women from the YWCA! Lucky enough I got to the Joburg […]

Reflections from Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs

At the International Conference on Population and Development, governments committed to promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents through policies and programmes. Twenty years on, in many countries, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) policies and strategies are in place. Although in many countries minimal government effort is underway, […]

Self Care

by Alex Martin, World YWCA Intern It’s Monday, August came to end with the quickness of a four-day-weekend and the urgency of the months to-do-list bites like the cold air you forgot. It’s September again, but I’ve always liked the autumn. It feels less obligatory then the rest. There is […]