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#PointPeriod Twitter chat

#PointPeriod twitter chat

Below is the transcript of our #PointPeriod twitter chat, hosted by Day of the Girl Summit! We talked about how menstruation affects girls’ access to education in the developing world and what we can do to help the girls stay in schools. Many interesting organizations participated and shared their experiences and practices: Femme International, Afripads,
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Launching #PointPeriod campaign!

This month, in partnership with Day of the Girl Summit we have launched #PointPeriod campaign. The goal is to raise awareness about how menstruation affects girls’ access to education in the developing world. Shame, stigma, lack of knowledge, lack of menstrual materials and infrastructure prevents many girls from managing their periods with dignity. As a
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Our future mentor with girls

Welcoming Girls’ Mentors!

As the biggest holidays in Nepal –Dasain and Tihar– quickly approach, we are busy growing our programs. We are currently designing a mentorship program for rural girls who have participated in our workshops over the last year and a half. In mid-October we are inviting our most successful trainers from each Village Development Committee where
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Fun activity at CPCS hostel workshop

Busy summer at Her Turn

This summer has been busy here at Her Turn. While the rural schools where we usually work were closed for monsoon / summer holiday, we have conducted our empowerment workshops at a girls’ hostel run by Child Protection Centers and Services – an organization that answers the children’s needs in the streets of Nepal. The
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Speech at the community ceremony at Nava Jyoti school

Meet change makers from Tandrang!

Since February, with the support from Children of the Mountain, we have been working with schools in Tandrang Village Development Committee, Gorkha district. This month we have finished workshops with the last group of girls. We conducted workshops in 3 schools and had over 350 participants. The girls were incredibly active and the attendance rate
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