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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorSantora, Emilyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-25T08:58:19Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-01-25T08:58:19Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-01-25en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13211en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2010, Sophia and Paul Grinvalds founded the organization AFRIpads in Kampala, Uganda, to provide reusable cloth pads to menstruating women and girls throughout the country. At that time, the Grinvalds wanted to help implement better menstrual health and hygiene in Uganda to encourage women and girls to engage in work and school. While living in Kampala, in 2010, they employed Ugandan women to sew cloth pads daily and sell to others living in the local village. In 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Council, or UNHRC, conducted a study in Uganda to test the efficiency of AFRIpads and found that a majority of women and girls studied favored reusable cloth pads. Since then, as of 2021, AFRIpads has expanded to collaborate with other organizations to distribute their reusable cloth pads to women and girls living in African countries. By doing so, AFRIpads has helped introduce a sustainable method for managing menstrual hygiene and teaching menstrual education in low-income countries.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshMenstrual cycleen_US
dc.subject.lcshFeminine hygiene productsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMenstrual hygiene productsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSanitary napkinsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSanitary padsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic health--Africaen_US
dc.subject.meshMenstrual Paden_US
dc.subject.meshMenstrual Napkinen_US
dc.subject.meshMenstrual Productsen_US
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshSanitationen_US
dc.subject.meshAbsorbent Padsen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Educationen_US
dc.titleAFRIpadsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOrganizationsen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.embryoOutreachen_US
dc.subject.tagmenstrual hygiene managementen_US
dc.subject.tagreusable padsen_US
dc.subject.tagrefugee communitiesen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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