Step up response to HIV and sexuality education to protect girls and women

Dr Madhvi Dalal, a volunteer who distributes reusable sanitary towels to girls from vulnerable pastoral communities speaks to pupils of Mara Girls' Leadership Primary School, in Narok West Sub-county on February 13, 2021. 

Photo credit: George Sayagie | Nation Media Group

At around this time of the year in 2019, I came across a deeply traumatised and miserable teenage girl. My encounter with the then-13-year-old Betty at a rescue centre for abused girls and young women in the outskirts of Nairobi is profoundly ingrained in my mind.

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