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Men and boys being involved in the issues of menstrual hygiene management is not a weakness but it is a sign of revolution.
- Peter Mndalasini
Peter Mndalasini holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. He is the founder for 10+ Her Period Her Pride an initiative which trains girls on how to make reusable sanitary pads in Malawi. He is an SRHR advocate at International Youth Alliance for Family Planning Malawi. He is passionate about improving access to sanitary pads among primary and secondary school girls in the vulnerable communities.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Working as a volunteer in a rural area helped me realize that women are the agents of change as far as development is concerned, but most people are not aware of this. We need to advocate and mobilize our communities to involve women in decision making.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
From January 2021 up to June 2021 I managed to implement a menstrual hygiene project with funding from Women Deliver. The project improved access to sanitary pads among primary and secondary school girls. Over 500 primary and secondary school girls benefited from this project by being trained on how to make reusable sanitary pads.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Volunteering and applying for life changing opportunities.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Male engagement in menstrual hygiene management
- Meaningful Youth engagement
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- African Youth Corner Leadership Program (2019)
- Girl Center Design from Philanthropy University
- Understanding the Rights of Girls and Women by Young Leaders African Initiative
- Human-Centered Design and Asset Based Community Development from CorpsAfrica
- Adolescent Mental Health from College of Medicine