23.03.2023 - 30.04.2023
Victoria Rally, or 39 days, during which we fought menstrual poverty in
East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania by creating and equipping sewing places
where 3-day training on sewing reusable sanitary pads and sex education classes were held.
We managed to train 860 women, distribute 100 sets of sanitary pads , set up and equip 10 mini
sewing places, distribute more than 1,500 needles and 150 pairs if underwear .
Our classes include both hand and machine sewing. Hand sewing is especially important because literally anyone can do it, even if they have no experience. In East Africa, we have many bushes which thorns also work well as needles– all you need to do is sharpen them a bit and burn a hole. Instead of thread, you can use sisal fibers.
Ania Howaniec - Siwiek
WHY VICTORIA ?
Because the rally is around Lake Victoria,
Because Victoria is a Woman,
Because Victoria is a Win,
and we all win by helping women in East Africa !
The key element of the rally to empower girls with a skill but as well with knowledge. Sexual education plays significant role in any women's life - to know your value and how to take care of your body - we have prepared a newspaper - with hope that it will bring some light and wisdom to women's life.