Amika George: On Period Poverty & Activism

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This week we look at some of the barriers to girl’s equal access to education and family planning. Joining Lily is an inspirational young activist from the UK. Outraged by the idea that one in ten girls were missing out on their education due to 'Period Poverty’, at the age of 17, Amika George started the #freePeriods Campaign. An activist, a change maker and author of 'Make it Happen', it's no surprise that she was named as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in the social impact category this year!

We also hear from Douce Namwezi N'ibmba in Central Africa who is helping educate women on family planning and making menstrual products accessible for women in East Africa through her work with Uwezo Africa.

Useful Links

Amika George: Make it Happen - https://www.waterstones.com/book/make-it-happen/amika-george/9780008377601

Douce Namwezi N'ibmba- Organisation Uwezo Africa - https://uwezoafrika.org

What If We Get It Right? hosts social impact entrepreneurs from around the globe. We’re starting conversations about how people can lead our world in a new direction and looking at where we may be getting it right. https://www.whatifwegetitright.com/

Credits

Producer: Kelsey Bennett

Audio Editor & Designer: Kit Milsom

Music by Cosmo Sheldrake

Artwork

Bethan Sherwood

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