It was a happy and joyful occasion, with music, singing, dancing and poetry, as well as more serious speeches about the need to help girls and women manage their menstruation with confidence and dignity.
His Eminence the Mufti Sheik Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje presided over the celebrations, which began with Friday prayers in the mosque, where the sermon (broadcast across Uganda on Muslim radio) was preached on the importance of good menstrual health and parents' responsibilities for supporting their daughters during their periods.
'There is a serious relationship between MHM [menstrual hygiene management]
and education and that's why we are here. The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council
is interested in ensuring we have proper MHM in a bid to ensure we improve
education. This is a noble cause.'
– Sheikhat Radhiyah Namakula, Secretary for Women and Youth, UMSC
You can watch a short video below from Salaam TV, which broadcast Dignity Day live, of extracts from the speech by Susie Weldon of Faith in Water, followed by comments by His Eminence The Mufti.