The Menstrual Health Campaign – The Mayor’s Walk themed “My Period, My Power, My Pride” was commemorated on the 14th December 2019. The event which was coordinated by the Council Chairperson Bongile Mbingo, was also graced by the presence of Councillor Edmund Mazibuko started with a walk from the Gables to the Corner Plaza shopping complex.
The event was aimed at promoting sexual and reproductive health rights of girls and young women. The Council Chairperson, in a statement stated that Sexual and Reproductive Health is a human right, essential to human development and that people have the right to make their own choices and decisions based on sound information. Women and young people face huge social and economic barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health and having SRHR programs in place could save and improve lives, slow the spread of HIV/AIDS and encourage gender equality.
Ezulwini Municipality collaborated with Ezulwini Super Spar, Gender links Eswatini, Eswatini Water Services Corporation, Mugg n’ Bean, KFC and other stakeholders in promoting the Menstrual Health Campaign, where over a hundred of people came through and participated in the walk from The Gables to Corner Plaza Shopping Complex.
Donations, in form of sanitary pads, tooth paste and bath soap among other things were distributed to young boys and girls who had attended the event. This was aimed at promoting the change of attitude towards menstruation in order to free young girls and women from shame.