A Note From Editors
We are truly inspired by the unprecedented wave of peaceful protests that has swept the globe over the past 3 weeks. We acknowledge that there is a long, deep-rooted history of systemic racism and racial violence in this country, and we need to fight against it, now and moving forward.
The film WOMAN offers an intimate portrait of motherhood, education, marriage, financial independence, menstruation and sexuality.
“Widespread lockdowns have resulted in horrific conditions where girls and women have no one to turn to and nowhere to go. They are trapped. A catastrophe is unfolding in Latin America,” said Debora Cobar from Plan International.
As we, as a society, continue to learn, listen and speak out against racism, here is an updated list of resources: books, films, documentaries and more for kids and adults.
Girls in Uganda often miss school when they are menstruating – the average is one to three days per month. Like Pauline, many feel ashamed due to the stigma attached to periods in Uganda – menstruating girls are often perceived as “unclean” and are even believed to have the power to stop crops from growing.