“The request. The girls want MPs to draft law compelling all schools to provide girls with sanitary pads and painkillers”.

In a desperate attempt to stay in school, girls last Thursday narrated how they are forced to rip pages out of their books to use as an alternative to sanitary towels.

Uganda is acclaimed as a champion against HIV and AIDS for decades, having made tremendous strides in containing the epidemic and reversing its spread. However, the current statistics depict an increase of the HIV incidence, with young people in the group of the most affected. 

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