Sneak Peek from SafeHands' Filming in Malawi

Last week, we were filming in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, speaking to young girls and women about their menstrual experiences, while living in the camp where they have limited access to the menstrual products they need. This is for our latest film, which is part of our series Breaking the Cycle, which examines the challenges, stigma, and cultural traditions surrounding menstruation.

Here’s a peek at some of our favourite photos and stories from the camp.


A child runs toward Dzaleka Camp. There are over 37,000 people currently living in the camp.


Lucy Nkhoma, the Deputy Commissioner from Girl Guides Malawi, trains young women living in the camp how to use a menstrual cup.


Some of the women who participated in Lucy’s training


Lucy speaking with students about how to use a menstrual cup


Alfonsina fled Rwanda six years ago and shared her story. She traveled from Rwanda through Burundi, Tanzania and throughout her journey, she only had access to rags - she is now living in Malawi’s Dzaleka Refugee Camp.

Thank you to all the inspiring girls, women, and men who shared their extraordinary stories with us, and to Plan International Malawi for partnering in this important film. Check back soon for more information about this film, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to know!

Nancy Durell Mckenna