A girl at a school desk is writing into an excersise book.
© GIZ/Martin Kharumwa


‘Safe menstrual hygiene is linked to educational opportunities’

In Uganda, girls are frequently absent from school during their menstruation. With the support of GIZ, the government wants to change this and make education possible.

In this akzente interview, Dr Cleophas Mugenyi (Commissioner for Basic Education) and Angella Nansubuga (Officer in the Gender Division) from Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports talk about hygiene education, stigmas and the role played by the Sanitation for Millions programme.

Read the interview here.