GEM work to enable access to sexuality education, menstrual hygiene management, reproductive health services and help eliminate harmful practices among adolescent girls. GEM sexuality rights and reproductive health programs focus on improving the well-being of vulnerable girls including:
1. Providing reproductive education and services, counselling, and referral among others.
2. Teaching prevention and treatment for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
3. Providing menstrual hygiene management education and practical supplies of sanitary products for vulnerable young women.
4. Advocating for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in schools.
5. Help eliminate harmful practices such as Child marriage, teenage pregnancy, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Menstrual Hygiene Management
Lack of sanitary pad and proper menstrual hygiene among young girls due to poverty interrupts all aspects of girls’ daily life including education, health, economy, dignity, and civic participation in life. Girls Education Mission International work to provide access to menstrual hygiene product and services towards helping to provide dignity and livelihood to girls and women while strengthening the health and economy of young women in society.
Child Pregnancy & Marriage Awareness
Child marriage violates girls’ rights to health, education and opportunity. We educate girls and communities on how Girls who formally marry or cohabit as in married before the age of 18 are more likely to have early pregnancies, experience dangerous complications in pregnancy and childbirth, acquire HIV, and experience domestic violence. We advocate delayed marriage.