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    written by: Jenny Jecrois In a previous blog post, we discussed how the closing of schools due to Covid-19 led to an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies and a decrease in the number of girls attending school. The impact of Covid-19 on young girls and the closing of schools is further highlighted by their increasing vulnerability to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), swelling the number of girls getting the procedure getting done. About three
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    Written by Jenny Jecrois- Roughly 500 million girls and women globally face limited access to managing their menstruation, according to the FSG report (FSG was previously called ‘Institute For Strategy and Competitiveness’). The Menstrual Health in Kenya Analysis reports that 65% of women are unable to afford sanitary pads, 50% of girls openly discuss menstruation at home, 32% of rural schools have facilities available for menstrual needs, and only 12% of girls feel comfortable receiving
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    Ep 16: Interview with Public Health and Molecular Medicine Expert Dorothy Kagendo  00:00 / 33:21 1X  In this week’s episode, we interview Dorothy Kagendo about her academic, professional, and personal journey to becoming an expert in public health and microbiology. Dorothy shares with us innovative approaches to sanitation and the importance of inclusivity in STEM academia. Tune in!
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    Ep 15: Inside Umande with Jack O.  00:00 / 18:12 1X  Tune in to episode 15 to learn more about Jack O.’s role at Umande Trust. Jack O. brings a new perspective on governance in WASH and advocacy to strengthen the community. Here you can learn more about what goes into organizations like Umande Trust.
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    Ep 14: Meet the Champions Catherine and Judy  00:00 / 1:07:49 1X  In this episode, Umande Interns, Jenny Jecrois, and Deanna Buba interviewed Community Health Volunteer, Judy and Women’s Health Activist, Cate on an in-depth discussion on period poverty, sanitation, and menstrual hygiene, and women empowerment. Make sure to have a pen and paper nearby as these two women provided excellent suggestions on promoting women’s health rights and how we can end period poverty.  
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    There is a gap in gender representation among the people of Kibera in regards to having the women’s voices heard on issues involving their community and the society they live in.  This project, Women’s Voices – ICT Choices, seeks to capture women’s views and ideas about county development, and make sure, these ideas are shared with the relevant authorities. It looks to address four main themes of governance, transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption. To do this,

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