Subject: Menstrual Hygiene Management

THAT, aware that menstrual hygiene management is quite a challenge that is confronting millions of girls in the informal settlement and schools within Nairobi City County; further aware that most of these girls are from poor and vulnerable families while some of them are orphans, therefore they are unable to afford to buy sanitary pads/towels on a monthly basis forcing most of them to use rags, feathers and other inappropriate products that can result to infection; deeply concerned that during menstruation periods most of these vulnerable girls often choose to skip school every month and at times some of them are forced or lured into extra marital sex in order to get resources to purchase sanitary towels; this Assembly urges the County Government to consider partnering with non-governmental organizations and sanitary towel manufacturing Companies in order to provide free sanitary towels to vulnerable girls living and studying in the informal settlement.
Notice of Motion 19th June, 2014
Mover Hon. Elizabeth Manyala, MCA
Seconder Hon. Zulfa Hakim, MCA
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 15th July, 2014
Remarks Adopted.
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