The actress has announced that the purpose for this mission is to sensitize young women on hygiene especially menstrual hygiene and also to distribute free sanitary pads to young girls.
The actress and her team from the Embi Charity Foundation will be targeting secondary school girls to begin their campaign. They will kick off on May, 25 2018 with a first visit to the ReCoBes Secondary School Bonamoussadi in Douala, to sensitize the young women in that school on menstrual hygiene.
“The objective of the campaign called “#GirlsAndHygiene” is to create a holistic approach to the issue of menstruation, which is an experience that transcends culture and class,” Stephanie revealed in a post on her Instagram.
Some may call it ‘period poverty‘ and its suffered and faced by million of women and girls across the globe. According to the United Nations, menstrual hygiene has become a global public health and human rights issue which has to be dealt with.
“I am happy to be associated with a much-needed awareness campaign. The subject of menstrual hygiene is more about a change of mindset than simply about the use of proper menstrual products. This (mindset change) is happening, but much more needs to be done.
Menstruation is much more than just about losing blood and unused eggs, equally important is the safe disposal of used sanitary pads, which actually are an environmental disaster. Education about menstruation and menstrual hygiene changes everything” Stephanie said in her post.