Juliet Hatanga and Gillian Chadwick met through Georgetown’s Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program. We quickly learned that we share not only a birthday, but also a vision for empowering women and girls around the world and eliminating educational barriers like menstrual absenteeism. We are two Tauruses on a mission and you can help make it happen!
Juliet grew up in Lira, Uganda, where she attended Akiya Primary School. She has gone on to great success in her career as a magistrate judge in Kampala and is currently a Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellow at Georgetown. Several years ago, Juliet visited her school and saw how many girls are impacted by menstrual absenteeism. She began providing mentorship and aid to girls there. She has been able to provide a limited number of disposable menstrual pads to mitigate the problem of menstrual absenteeism, but her individual reach is limited. Through this project, we will be able to provide environmentally sound, reusable pads along with sexual health education and gender empowerment workshops to all the girls at Akiya Primary School in Lira.
Gillian is a lawyer and clinical teaching fellow in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. She has a background in non-profit management and women’s rights issues.
We are also very excited to have the expertise and enthusiasm of international education consultant, Catie Corbin, to help make this project happen as a member of our board of directors. Click to read more about why Catie got involved with the project. Thank you, Catie!