When she bleeds; a collection of period poems.

Menstruation practices still face many social, cultural, and religious restrictions which are a big barrier in the path of menstrual hygiene management(MHM). In many parts of Nigeria, especially in rural areas girls are not prepared and aware about menstruation so they face many difficulties and challenges at school, home and work. In rural and suburban areas, young women and girls do not have access to sanitary products or they know very little about the types and method of using them, or are unable to afford such products due to high cost.
Periods don’t stop regardless of pandemic.

Access to clean running water, soap for handwashing, clean toilets and sanitary products are a critical need for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in these critical times.

For millions of girls who menstruate, Covid-19 pandemic brought new challenges.

This poetry compilation looks at how girls and young women’s period were affected by the pandemic.




CLOSES 20/05/21

The finalists will be selected by the editors, and guest judges toward the end of May 2021.

Our aim is to be an accurate representation of the diversity of females from various communities. Your voice is valued here.

Thank you so much for sharing your work with us. We can’t wait to dig in!

*all girls and young women are welcome to submit *

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  • Organisation: Girl Child Art Foundation(GCAF)