Most women and young girls, like Ester and Stella besides working on the collective piece of land given , also engage in household activities that require water—such as cooking, cleaning, and clothes washing—they are more likely to be blamed and shamed than men for the inability to meet social cleanliness standards for homes, children and families. Both food and water insecurity have been linked with sexual and gender-based violence.Drivers of food and water insecurity include ecological factors such as seasonal changes, climate changes, drought, and flooding, the abuse continuous, no matter what factor it derivens from.
" If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power then your job is to empower somebody else. " Women empowerment is the greatest gift one give and receive. Women are strong and resilience is shown everyday by this women. This is a special day and i am proud to be part of it. Wil Uganda , Women day .
In Uganda, like in many other countries, girls can be subjected to stigma or miss school due to the difficulty in managing their menstrual cycles, including the lack of access to female hygiene products. Many girls, drop out of school all together once they begin menstruating. This project is about a community of local women that I met in 2018 in Uganda while living there ,who help educate young girls about menstrual hygiene. They share information about the female reproductive system, address common menstruation myths and have an open dialogue about menstrual health. The story confronts taboos about menstruation and raises awareness by telling the stories of the girls I met in the village. It raises questions about the relationship between menstruation and education, addressing that, with the right tools, women can go beyond their reproductives organs and be more than a wife or mother.