By Grace Chigbu
The African Eye Foundation, a prominent non-governmental developmental organization committed to promoting social rights, health rights, child rights, and addressing inequality in the African social system, is pleased to announce its upcoming event in collaboration with the Nigerian Correctional Service. The event, titled “Menstrual Hygiene Day: Ensuring Menstrual Hygiene and Dignity in Nigeria Prisons,” will take place on Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri.
Period poverty, the lack of access to menstrual products, proper facilities, and education about menstrual hygiene, remains a significant challenge in prison settings. Incarcerated women often face additional hardships due to limited resources and support. The African Eye Foundation recognizes the importance of addressing this issue and aims to raise awareness while advocating for policy reforms and improved access to menstrual hygiene products within the prison system.
Dr. Uddy Allen, the passionate founder of the African Eye Foundation and a dedicated medical practitioner, will lead the resource team at the event the event. Dr. Allen’s expertise and experience in the field make her a prominent voice on the importance of addressing menstrual hygiene and dignity for incarcerated women and the senzitization program that will culminate with donation of self care items to the female prisoners, will shed light on the significance of this issue and emphasize the need for comprehensive menstrual hygiene management in prisons.
The event will bring together experts, stakeholders, and advocates to discuss strategies for ensuring menstrual hygiene and dignity for incarcerated women in Nigeria. The discussions will focus on policy reforms, awareness campaigns, and practical solutions to address the challenges faced by women in prison. By fostering dialogue and collaboration among various stakeholders, the African Eye Foundation aims to drive meaningful change and improve the well-being of incarcerated women.
The Nigerian Correctional Service has been an invaluable partner in organizing this event. Their support and collaboration demonstrate their commitment to addressing the needs and rights of incarcerated individuals, particularly women. The event will take place at the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, providing a platform for constructive discussions and actions to create positive change.
“Menstrual Hygiene Day: Ensuring Menstrual Hygiene and Dignity in Nigeria Prisons” is an integral part of the African Eye Foundation’s ongoing efforts to promote optimal health, empower individuals with disabilities, protect children’s rights, and empower women in Nigeria and across Africa. Through their various projects and initiatives, the foundation continues to champion social equality and contribute to the development of a thriving and inclusive African society.
Members of the public, media professionals, policymakers, and individuals interested in advancing menstrual hygiene and dignity for incarcerated women are encouraged to donate to the cause. The African Eye Foundation invites all stakeholders to join this crucial conversation and work together towards sustainable solutions for menstrual hygiene in prison settings.
About the African Eye Foundation:
The African Eye Foundation is a non-governmental developmental organization that envisions a new Africa, where African solutions are harnessed to address African problems. Incorporated in 2013, the foundation is dedicated to bridging the gap of inequality in the African social system.