Do you remember the worst advice you received as a teenager? ‘That I should rinse out my vagina with Coca- Cola after sex with a boy’ said one of the girls’ rights activists we asked that question. ” That if I have sex I will die.’ ‘That being beaten by your husband is a sign of love’ said others. In August, 30 emissaries from African girls’ rights initiatives came together in Kampala for an empowerment meeting at the invitation of Mama Cash and fellow women’s fund FRIDA. The girls openly shared their experiences with each other. Together they created the political space to talk about ways of offering resistance to the social and physical limitations imposed upon them.
Hear from girls how they are dealing with such terrible advice and watch the video we made together with girls’ rights activists.