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The boy tackling period discrimination

Eleven-year-old Jeanes is tackling menstruation discrimination at his school, by sharing the facts about periods with others (especially boys) and embracing positive practices that promote gender equality.



Eleven-year-old Jeanes is a menstruation ally and gender equality champion. Photo credit: Plan International


Eleven-year-old Jeanes is proud to be a menstruation ally for girls in his school.

At Jeane’s school period discrimination is common and girls are often bullied during their periods. Jeanes is working to change this and is leading by example to educate his peers (especially other boys) on the realities of menstruation; championing new positive practices that promote gender equality in the school and even understanding the role parents play in bringing about positive change.



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