Yagazie Foundation visits Ikoyi and Kirikiri prisons, provides menstrual care products for female inmates
Yagazie Foundation, a charity nonprofit organisation on 19th of December, 2020, visited the Ikoyi Prison and Kirikiri Female Prison and provided menstrual care products such as tissue paper, toiletries, sanitary pads and various food items to female and male inmates serving their jail terms respectively.
This is in line with the core objectives of the organisation which is to extend helping hands both to those in needs, less privileged children as well as those serving out their prison terms.
The female inmate who lead her fellow inmates to recieve their gifts from Yagazie Foundation, expressed her sincere gratitude on behalf of her colleagues.
She confessed to the Yagazie Foundation team that while they are serving their jail terms, they have no access to sanitary towels which could help them contain their monthly flow (mensuration).
As such, they had to improvise by using pieces of materials which they reuse and such bad habit is unhygienic and could lead to other health problems and damages to their reproductive health.
The fact that they would continue in this pitiful state for a long time is mentally demoralizing.
Sadly, this is a very common reality as they pass through this type of trauma and other terrible experiences everyday of their lives while in prison.
Yagazie Foundation also visited So-Said Orphanage Home and had a good time with the lovely children.
Yagazie Foundation expresses her sincere gratitude to: Kellogg’s Nigeria, Coca Cola Nigeria, Federation of International Gender Human Rights (FIGHR), Humanology, Molped, Young Boss Media, Reocomm Foundation and I’M A H.E.R.R.S GIRL Network