In commemoration of this year’s ’16 Days of Activism’, with support from the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), SIHA Network assembled and distributed 200 hygiene kits to 200 girls from John Paul II Secondary School, Sunday Secondary School, and Wau High Secondary School. The event was well attended with two Director Generals from the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Ministry of Gender, Child and Social welfare, as well as other partners including UNFPA, UNHCR, and Hold the Child.
As a gateway to raising awareness to the public on all forms of Gender-Based violence and abuses against women and girls in Wau, South Sudan – SIHA leveraged on the #16DaysofActivism under the theme: Make peace count and Stop Gender-Based Violence against women and girls. Girls have to overcome many impediments to enroll and stay in school. In some instances, for those coming from low-income families, lacking basic hygienic supplies, such as soap or sanitary pads, can shift the balance and cause them to slow down in school or even completely forfeit their right to education.