#HappyFlow Monday: Profiling Menstrual Health Management Champions - Magdaline Majuma
Magdaline Majuma is a passionate Kenyan individual with a keen interest in equality and a believer of giving power to young women and girls to tell their stories and speak up for themselves. She is a community development expert by training, with more than 6 years' experience working as a volunteer and project coordinator in community centered programs with a major focus on women and girls.
Currently serves a Project Coordinator for Msichana Empowerment Kuria, a young women-led community-based non-profit organization with a major focus on innovative Human Rights centered youth engagement and empowerment, with an emphasis on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), as well as ending violence for young women and girls in Kuria East and West Sub-counties of Kenya. Their thrust is on youth-friendly social behaviour change communication approaches, including facilitating community dialogues, community–led advocacy, volunteerism with a bias towards Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS prevention, and ending violence against girls (i.e. Sexual violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage). The organization is founded and led by a dynamic, passionate and committed team of young women who believe in the power, potential and the future of girls, young women and youth in general. They continue to nurture youth leadership by offering opportunities for young women to take up leadership roles, and be passionate about Human Rights and community development.
Being a Sex Rights Africa Network advocate, her organisation has taken the lead in ensuring that every young girls and women in her community have access to key menstrual care packages (a pack of sanitary towels, soap, underwear and hand sanitizer). This has been made possible through donations from individuals and colleagues. She has pushed an online free sanitary towel campaign that has seen the organization raise donations of sanitary towels to support more than 2000 girls yearly.